Alexander R. Koproski, National President
was born in Stamford, CT, the son of Alexander John and Gladys Kryger Koproski.
He graduated from Tri State University in Angola Indiana with a B.S.
Degree in Marketing and Finance.
Al served in the U.S.
Army for two years. He started in
the Real Estate Business in 1960 with the Samuel H. Silberman Agency as a
Commercial-Industrial Broker for several years and then opened his own agency,
Al Koproski Real Estate. He closed
his office on Pulaski Street in the fall of 1999 but continues to operate his
business from his home.
Over the years Al has been active in many Community and Parish activities. Among the organizations he has actively participated in are: Holy Name of Jesus Church, The Stamford Jaycees, The Stamford Historical Society, Past President of the Holy Name AC, The Kosciusko Foundation, President of the Polish American Cultural Society, Member of the Holy Name Church Parish Council, Director of the Polish Slavic Information Center, Founder and Treasurer of The American Center of Polish Culture in Washington DC, the Knights of Columbus Council #41, and the American Sovereign Association Military Order of Malta, just to name a few.
Al has received many service awards: The Polish American Journal, The Polish American Cultural Society, and The Holy Name Athletic Club have each named him Citizen of the year. He was named Layman of the year by the Stamford Kiwanis Club and has received the Krzyzem Kawalerskim Orderu Zaslugi Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej medal and the Urzad Kultury Fizcznej I Sportu Award,2001 from the Government of Poland. Al is one of the few Polish Americans who have received The Ellis Island Medal of Honor; Al is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Polish America and Who’s Who in Business & Finance.
Al’s interest in sports started at a young age when he was a batboy for the Holy Name AC. Al’s dad, Al Koproski Sr. was coaching the team at that time. Al also played ball with the neighborhood boys at Dyke Park, now known as Kosciuszko Park. Working in the family business did not leave time to play sports in High School or College, but Al always had a keen interest in sports. During his many years of service to the Holy Name AC, as an officer or director, he supported the sports endeavors that the club promoted.
Al is currently President of the Polish National Youth Baseball Foundation. In 1996 Al’s interest in Baseball and young people led him to his family’s hometown, Dzialdowa, Poland, where he built a Little League Baseball Field for the children of the area. Through the help of many sports fans in Stamford, Darien, New Cannan and Norwalk he has sent thousands of pounds of sports equipment to the coaches annually. New baseball equipment is not available in Poland, so the coaches are at a disadvantage. Al is always looking for new sources of equipment, if you can help Al give him a call. 203-323-9944 firstname.lastname@example.org
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