The Clifton Park town board recently presented Dr. Constance Glasgow and Coach Frank Massa the Key to the Town, the highest honor awarded by Clifton Park.
Both Glasgow and Massa are long-time members of the Clifton Park community whose years of dedicated service have made significant impact on the residents of Clifton Park.
Dr. Glasgow has served the Clifton Park community for 50 years. She opened Clifton Park’s first pediatric office in her home in 1967 and later moved the practice to 942 Route 146 in 1980. Glasgow did her residency in pediatrics at Bronx Municipal Hospital Center/Jacobi Hospital and has won multiple awards. She was named Capital District Best Doctor in 2007 and Best Doctor in America 2007-2008, received the 2012 New York State Community Distinction Award, and was awarded the 2015 Richard L. Day Master Teacher Award in Pediatrics by the Downstate Medical Center Alumni Association.
The Saratogian reported Glasgow’s acceptance speech: “My parents taught us to not let anyone or any particular situation deter you from achieving your goals. I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to fulfill my dreams [here] of taking care of children and their families, even to this point in my life. I’m humbled by this honor since I’ve been bale to do in my life what I wanted to do, what I love to do, and continue to do.”
Coach Frank Massa (a.k.a. “Mr. Hoops”) is known in Clifton Park for his dedication to youth sports, including starting the Fall Ball Basketball Program in 1991. Massa was the director of the Winter Recreational Basketball League, served as coach for Clifton Park Baseball and Miss Shen Softball, and directed several travel basketball programs.
While recognizing Massa’s contributions to the community, Supervisor Phillip Barrett said, “Frank has expanded the opportunities for kids to play regardless of skill level. With a quality environment, a structured environment, mentoring, coaching, everything we as parents look for in a quality program, you provided those opportunities year after year.”
In a statement reported by The Saratogian, Barrett praised both Glasgow and Massa: “Dr. Glasgow’s years of medical care to this community has made her a trusted advisor to our community. Frank Massa’s dedication to youth sports has created and expanded opportunities for thousands of Clifton Park residents. the town board, on behalf of the people of Clifton Park, thanks Dr. Glasgow and Frank Massa for their combined 75 years of service and commitment to the families in town.”
The Saratogian: “Two receive Key to the Town in Clifton Park“