Class of 1962
Inducted in 2007
Fred was inducted into the SHSAA Hall of Fame in 2007.
Fred Colanino has been a Marketing and Special Events Consultant for International Gameco, Inc. since 1996. He attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha and joined the Omaha World-Herald soon after graduation. When he joined Bozell & Jacobs Advertising, he had the opportunity to lead the start up efforts for River City Roundup activities, and he raised that to a very popular and highly successful celebration.
In 1993 when his wife, Carma Jean Carlentini, was diagnosed with breast cancer, Fred created and coordinated the Special Events Celebrations, dedicated to fight breast cancer. These celebrations have grown from 50 attendees the first year in 1995 to more than 1,000 currently. These events have included LPGA Golf Professional Val Skinner participating in a Pro/Am event; a golf tournament hosted by Alan Rosenberg and Marg Helgenberger (of CSI fame), which was attended by 25 of their Hollywood friends; guest speakers Susan Ford Bales (late President and Mrs. Ford's daughter), and Marcia Wallace (from the Bob Newhart Show) at the fundraising luncheon.
He also has provided public relations assistance to the UNL Athletic Development Office, David M. Mangelsen's Store, and Lincoln Benefit Life Insurance Co. In addition to these accomplishments, he is an excellent cook!