Charles Rocky Stone

Category

Builder

Sport

Football

Hometown

Moncton

Year Inducted

1985

Sport Ambassador

builder

Charles “Rocky" Stone

HONOURED MEMBER

Biography

"Rocky" Stone of Moncton was a founding father of Canadian football in New Brunswick. He worked exclusively on behalf of minor-age players in Moncton; but the results of his efforts impacted on all levels of football up to and including the pros. There are more than 3,500 young men who benefited from his organizational, fund-raising and administrative efforts during the seventeen years that he gave to the sport he loved so much. He was honoured by several amateur football associations and by the Canadian Football League, and, as well, by the endowment of a scholarship and the designation of a football stadium that bear his name. "Rocky" Stone was inducted into the CFL. Hall of Fame in 1976; tonight his efforts as a builder gain him his rightful place in New Brunswick's sport shrine. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 1, 1985

Quick Facts

  • Involved with the Moncton Minor Football Association from 1961-77 as coach, official, organizer and fundraiser 

  • Helped organize the Saint John Minor Football Association in 1965 

  • Instrumental in the formation of the NB Amateur Football Union in 1966 

  • Organized the first celebrity dinner (1971) to raise funds to provide equipment for players in the MMFA 

  • Received a citation from the Canadian Amateur Football Association in 1972 

  • Recognized in 1976 by the CAFA and the Canadian Football League for his work in organizing and promoting minor football 

  • Over 3,500 players went through the MMFA during his tenure, including several future CFL players 

  • "Rocky Stone Memorial Field" in Moncton's Centennial Park opened in 1978