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Recognizing sport heroes in Sparwood

Dedicated sports volunteers in Sparwood will soon be recognized and honoured through the Sport Heroes Awards. Sport B.C. is bringing the Community Sport Hero Awards, presented by Teck, to the District of Sparwood on October 2, 2012. The awards will honour long-standing community volunteers who have made significant contributions to sport.

 

Nominations are now being accepted through sportbc.com until Friday, September 7, 2012. The awards recognize coaches, officials, mentors and administrators who have dedicated themselves to grow and develop amateur sport at the community. “Volunteers are what fuel the development and sustainability of community sport within British Columbia,” said Sport BC’s Event Manager, Carey Summerfelt. “These awards are a rare and meaningful opportunity to acknowledge individuals who have made a significant and continued contribution to sport within their community.”

 

To be eligible, nominees for the Community Sport Hero Awards must meet the following criteria:

-Be an individual from the local community who makes a voluntary contribution to sport through

coaching, officiating, boards, administration, special events

-Be an individual (not an organization or foundation)

-Has been, or continues to be, a dedicated sport volunteer for a minimum of eight years.

 This ceremony marks the sixth stop of 2012 for the traveling awards show, presented this year by Teck.It will be the first visit to Sparwood for Sport BC’s Community Sport Hero Awards since the program began in 2001.

 Sport B.C. encourages residents of Sparwood to nominate those dedicated volunteers in the community.

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