Softball is the sport of choice for many members of the Greenlawn Fire Department. For seven years running our department has fielded two teams in the Huntington Township Fireman’s Softball League.
The 2008 Huntington Township Championship Team – Greenlawn “A-Team” from left to right Brian Ross, Brett “Bags” Gibson, John “Johnny Mo” Modzelewski, Joe Pace, Dan “Rainman” Rathgaber, John “Bradley” Henrikson, Ron “Powder” Pelkofski, Billy Steinert, Eddie Nill, Matt “Money” Nicholas, Jimmy “The Chin” Keane, Mike Zeis ~ note that this photo was taken at the gravesite of John Shaw, Greenlawn FD Badge #436, who passed away suddenly in 2005. John, who was also a member of FDNY Engine 235 in Brooklyn, was the Department Vice President and was an active member of both the “A-Team” and founder/first manager of the “B-Team.” Every year GFD ball players gather to pay tribute and remember their friend. The uniforms of both teams bear John’s number 3 which is retired.
The 2007 Huntington Township Championship Team – Greenlawn “A-Team” from left to right (standing) Matt Nichols, Billy Steinert, Paul Cagnard, Jerry Niemczyk, Jr., Dan Rathgaber, Ron Pelkofski, Joe Pace, Brett Gibson (kneeling) Brad Henrikson, Eddie Nill, Brian Ross, John Modzelewski, Jimmy Keane
The 2004 Greenlawn “B-Team” from left to right (standing) Ed Adaszewski, Brett Gibson, Kyle Coffey, Tim Burke, Jon Sadowski, Eddie Nill, Joe Pace, John Weiss (kneeling) Greg Porter, Kurt Allen, Brian Ross, Nick Seals
The 2002 Huntington Township Championship Team – Greenlawn “A-Team” from left to right (standing) Greg Moran, Mike Zeis, John Shaw, Ron Pelkofski, Matt Nichols, Billy Steinert, Doug Tewksbury (kneeling) Paul Cagnard, Bruce Tilden, Kevin Donlon, Jerry Niemczyk, Jr., Gregg Ancewicz, & John Modzelewski (Mgr)