5:30 PM Plaque Dedication, 7:00 PM Football Game OFA vs. Gouverneur
Ogdensburg Free Academy Football Field
1100 State Street Ogdensburg, NY13669
Peter and Charlie Gogolak Plaque Dedication
Friday, September 15
The Pride and Beautification Commission invites you to attend this dedication and meet Peter Gogolak, place kicking pioneer and trailblazer, 2010 NY Giants Ring of Honor recipient, and 2015 National Football Foundation Award winner.
Graduating from OFA in 1960 (Peter) and 1962 (Charlie), they furthered their education as well as their athleticism at Cornell and Princeton. After college they both were drafted to play professional football and throughout their careers broke standing records as well as achieved several honors and awards.
The Gogolaks are well remembered in Ogdensburg, in particular, the story about the boys never seeing a football game before coming to Ogdensburg. Coach Bill Plimpton noticed their abilities and unique kicking style and asked them to join the football team. Their kicking style was from their experience playing soccer in Hungary and thus “soccer style” football kicking was born right here on the OFA football field.