11th Annual Sports Recognition Banquet
The Ballroom of the Brantford Golf & Country Club was full of excitement and anticipation on Thursday, February 4th for the 11th Annual Sports Recognition Banquet. Many people came out to congratulate and support the efforts and dedication of the athletes and volunteers that were nominated. Each year, the Brantford Sports Council awards nominees through 10 award categories that honour leadership, volunteerism, and coaching.
Congratulations to the following award winners:
John Macklin Memorial – Coach of the Year: Sean Doucette
George Churchill Memorial – Sports volunteer of the Year: Frank Vieira
Dave Levac Award – Recognition to the Sports Official: Suzanne Paulins
Frank Bricker Memorial – Male Youth Leadership: Kyle Madden
Phyllis Gretzky Memorial – Female Youth Leadership: Kendra Van Leeuwen
Adrian Scherders Memorial – Sportsmanship and Dedication: Daniel Weagle
Jack Calbeck Memorial – Lifetime Sports Sponsorship: Brant Naval Veterans Association
Jimmy Wilkes Memorial – Team of the Year: St. John’s College Senior Girls Basketball
George Jones Memorial – Lifetime Volunteerism:
With 90 years of volunteerism between the nominees, it was decided to award all of them with the award this year
Todd Bannister, Bob Boos/Mick Ferras, Paul Yurcich
The final award was the 2015 Frank Tomlin Award for Brantford’s Sportsman of the Year. Congratulations to David Hearn for all his efforts in the sport of Golf.
A special thank you goes out to everyone involved, whether you’re an athlete, parent, or volunteer. Make sure to Be Seen supporting our local sports.
Submitted by: Jason Freeze