Saskatchewan Sport Awards Recognizes Outstanding Coaches, Officials and Volunteers
Sask Sport Inc. is pleased to announce the outstanding recipients of Saskatchewan's amateur sport 2018 Coach Dedication, Coach of the Year, Official and Volunteer Awards:
Female Coach Dedication Award
Andrea Wolf, Wapella, Softball
Male Coach Dedication Award
Kaspar Wirz, Saskatoon, Para Nordic Skiing
Udo Baecker, Regina, Soccer
Coach of the Year
Tom Sargeant, Saskatoon, Football
Female Official Award
Loretta Lyons, Outlook, Athletics
Male Official Award
Al Theede, Saskatoon, Cross Country Skiing
Derek Rope, Saskatoon, Athletics
Richard Smith, Fort Qu'Appelle, Golf
"Congratulations to this year's exceptional coaches, officials and volunteers for their generous contribution to amateur sport in Saskatchewan," said Leslie Blyth, volunteer Chair of the Board of Directors for Sask Sport Inc. "Your dedication and commitment to Saskatchewan athletes help fuel dreams and empower inspirational performances. It is the skilled and talented coaches, officials and volunteers that truly make sport participation opportunities possible in our province, and we thank you for your support and leadership."
These deserving coaches, official and volunteers will be honored at the Saskatchewan Sport Awards ceremony in Saskatoon on March 28. At the ceremony, awards will also be delivered to recipients of the 2018 Athlete of the Year award categories of Youth-Female, Youth-Male, Female, Male, Team and Master.
2018 Athlete of the Year Award Finalists Announced
Nominees include four Olympians and Paralympians from across the province
Seventeen athletes and teams from across Saskatchewan have been announced as finalists for the 2018 Athlete of the Year Awards.
Each year, up to three finalists are selected in six Athlete of the Year Award categories based on their accomplishments from the preceding year. In the coming weeks, active and affiliate members of Sask Sport Inc. will conduct a vote to select the recipients, who will be honored at the Saskatchewan Sport Awards ceremony in Saskatoon in March. At the ceremony, awards will also be delivered to deserving coaches, officials and volunteers supporting amateur sport in the province.
"Congratulations to this year's Athlete of the Year Award finalists whose hard work and determination make us all #SaskProud," said Leslie Blyth, Chair of the Board of Directors for Sask Sport Inc., a volunteer-led non-profit organization and the federation for amateur sport in Saskatchewan.
"Whether competing at home or abroad, these athletes are inspiring and their accomplishments put a spotlight on the vast network of community organizations, athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and families that enrich our province with the benefits of sport. Sask Sport is proud to champion this vibrant community each and every day."