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06/05/2017

HAMILTON SPORT VOLUNTEER AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN

 

 

Do you know someone who volunteers in sport in the Hamilton community? Do they make a difference in the community through their involvement in sport programs?

Nominations for the 31st annual Hamilton Sport Volunteer Awards are now open!

The 2017 Sports Volunteer Awards are divided into five categories: 

Distinguished Sport Volunteer Awards

Distinguished Adult Sport Volunteer Award
The Pearson Dunn Insurance Inc. Distinguished Adult Volunteer Award is presented to individuals who have contributed a minimum of 10 years to sport in the community. Recipients can only accept this award once and they may be considered for other awards categories.

Distinguished Youth Sport Volunteer Award
The future of our community lies in the hands of our youth. The City of Hamilton Distinguished Youth Sport Volunteer Award is presented to a youth who is involved in volunteering, coaching, officiating or organizing sporting opportunities in Hamilton. This recipient must display good sportsmanship, promote fair play, encourage participation, provide a fun experience for all and represent the Hamilton community with integrity and pride.

Major Sport Volunteer Awards

There are four Major Awards, as outlined below.

Note: To be eligible for a Major Award, the nominee must have been a previous Distinguished Award winner.

Ray Lewis Community Service Award
The Ray Lewis Community Service Award is presented in the adult category to an outstanding Hamilton athlete who has excelled in sport at the national and/or international level and has made a significant contribution to the Hamilton community.

Ron Foxcroft Fair Play Award
The Ron Foxcroft Fair Play Award is presented annually to an official who has demonstrated tremendous dedication to the principles of fair play and played a leadership role in the development of sport officiating.

Dr. Ray Johnson Coach of the Year Award
The Dr. Ray Johnson Coach of the Year Award is presented to an individual who best exemplifies the attributes that contribute to quality coaching.

United Trophy Volunteer of the Year Award
The United Trophy Volunteer of the Year Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment as an active volunteer in amateur sport over an extended period of time (minimum 10 years). This nominee has gone the extra mile to provide a safe and encouraging environment for sport development.

Dr. Gene Sutton Club Excellence Award

The Dr. Gene Sutton Club Excellence Award was established in 2010 by Hamilton Public Health Services to recognize a local sports organization for delivering quality children and youth programming that promotes healthy living. Dr. Sutton was dedicated to quality amateur sport in the City of Hamilton. As a child and youth advocate, she believed in a holistic approach focusing on providing safe, healthy, and fun environments contributing to the development of the whole child.

Hamilton Hero Sport Banner Series

The Hamilton Hero Banner is one of the most prestigious recognitions as it represents someone who over time has been an outstanding athlete, major contributor or builder to sport in the City of Hamilton. These special individuals have put Hamilton on the sport map across the country.

Nomination Process

Know a sport volunteer who deserves recognition?

Nominations must come through the sport organization Board of Directors, so contact your nominee's Board and encourage them to submit a nomination.

Nominations must be submitted online by Friday, June 30, 2017.

Note: Nominations for the Hamilton Hero Sport Banner Series must be e-mailed to sport@hamilton.ca. Please include details of the nominee’s contribution to the City of Hamilton sporting community as well as their family contact information.

Sport Volunteer Appreciation Banquet

The awards ceremony will take place during the City of Hamilton Sport Volunteer Appreciation Banquet, which honours volunteers in sport who give their time and energy to the Hamilton community.

Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Location: To Be Announced

Please visit the City of Hamilton website for the most up-to-date information about the Sport Volunteer Appreciation Banquet.

Contact

Deborah Mawdsely
905-546-2424 ext. 4143
sport@hamilton.ca


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