The Galluccio Associates Annual Youth Sports’ Volunteer Recognition Breakfast plans its first in-person event in three years for Saturday. (Photo: Galluccio Associates)

After skipping two years due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Galluccio Associates Annual Youth Sports’ Volunteer Recognition Breakfast is back in person Saturday to celebrate its 26th year.

Despite being held virtually, the past two years’ events still drew audiences of 400 and raised upward of $35,000 for high school senior scholarships and to recognize more than 20 coaches and parents who committed their time to youth sports.

Comedian Tony V and Steve Buckley, columnist for The Athletic and formerly of the Boston Herald, are special guests at this year’s ceremony to honor student-athletes, parents and coaches.

Special recognition this year goes to Louis A. DePasquale, the city’s retiring city manager and a coach in Cambridge Youth Baseball Programs for more than 40 years. Also to be honored for coaching are Carlos Aquino, getting the Julio Lugo Award; Ed Silas, getting the Rian Murphy Father & Son Award; Nicole Pacheco, getting the John O’Connor Award; and Shannon Manning, MacClure Powell, Rick Sheingold and Jimmy Selvitell. The year’s Youth Sports Student Scholarship Awardees are Ryan Augustine, Shanira Begum, Ashraf Billivogui, Ymari Blackmon, Dante Christie, Laila Clarke, Hiba Eddaif, Keelin Ercolani, Elias Gojjam, Mikaili Green, Amelie Jamanka, Anais Killian, Alex Leith, Lwam Mahari, Abdiwahab Muhumed, Janae Santos, Sabrina Shing, David Tuccinardi, Raheem Uddin, Keira White, Remy Williams and Nathan Yewendwossen.

Galluccio Associates, founded in 1993, is a project of Anthony Galluccio, who was a Cambridge city councillor and mayor and a state representative between 1994 to 2010. He now is a partner in the law firm Galluccio & Watson, with offices in Riverside near Central Square.

Tickets start at $35, with all proceeds donated directly to youth scholarships and youth sports resources. Information is here.

  • The Galluccio Associates Annual Youth Sports’ Volunteer Recognition Breakfast is 9:15 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., East Cambridge.