Frank Dolson, A Giant of The Relays, Passes Away

PHILADELPHIA - Frank Dolson, a sports columnist with the Philadelphia Inquirer for some 40 years and the person who endowed the Penn Relays Directorship just last spring, passed away Sunday. He was 73.

A 1954 alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania, Frank was one of the giants of the Penn Relays during the last 50 years. More than anyone, he put into prose what the Penn Relays meant to the thousands of people who had become part of the Relays: athletes, spectators, coaches and officials.

Click here to read Dolson’s obituary, written by Frank Fitzpatrick,from Monday’s Philadelphia Inquirer

Click here to read a tribute to Dolson from former Inquirer columnist Bill Lyon from Monday’s edition.

Click here to read Frank Bertucci’s article about Dolson’s endowing the Director of The Penn Relays position from last April.

Click here to read Frank Dolson’s final column at the Inquirer, from May 31, 1995.

Click here to read the Daily Pennsylvanian's appreciation from Tuesday

Click here to read Matt Meltzer's column about Frank in Thursday's Daily Pennsylvanian.