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Annual Awards

SOFTBALL NEW BRUNSWICK ANNUAL AWARDS

Each year Softball New Brunswick strives to honor our most accomplished members. We proudly present awards to players, coaches, umpires and volunteers, thereby showing our appreciation for their contributions to the sport of softball. The criteria for these awards is available below.

ATHLETE/COACH/OFFICIAL AWARDS CRITERIA

  1. Candidate must be a permanent resident of New Brunswick as per the Residency Rule.
  2. Candidate must be a registered member of Softball New Brunswick in the current year.
  3. Candidate must have participated in either a Regional or Provincial Playoff as a member in the current year.
  4. Candidate must be registered in the category of which they have been nominated (Minor for Minor Award etc.).
  5. Candidates will be adjudicated on their accomplishments of the current year, sportsmanship, and their contributions to the sport of softball in New Brunswick.
  6. Successful candidates will be announced and presented to at the Annual Awards Banquet in October.
  7. SNB Awards in this category include:
    • Female Athlete of the Year
    • Male Athlete of the Year
    • Vicki Leblanc Minor Female Athlete of the Year
    • Louis Leger Minor Male Athlete of the Year
    • Team of the Year (major)
    • Team of the Year (minor)
    • Female Coach of the Year
    • Male Coach of the Year

MERIT AWARD CRITERIA

  1. Candidates must have dedicated many hours of their volunteer time to foster the sport of Softball in New Brunswick, primarily for softball in their own region/zone.
  2. Candidates must have at least 5 years of service with Softball in New Brunswick but do not have to be registered participants.
  3. Successful candidates will be announced and presented to at the Annual Awards Banquet in October.
  4. SNB Awards in this category include:
    • Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award
    • Media Coverage Award
    • Corporate Award
    • Spirit of Sport Award
    • Timbits Softball Award (Formerly the Learn to Play Award)

The Softball New Brunswick President will also choose and present the following awards:

Nominations for these awards must be submitted by Friday, October 1st and sent via email to the SNB office for review and selection by the Awards Committee which includes: SNB President, Vice President, Executive Director, Minor Female, Minor Male and Adult Coordinator.

If you are unable to submit your nomination via email, please print out the application form, complete the requirements, and mail to the SNB office:

Attention: Awards Committee
Softball New Brunswick Inc.
900 Hanwell Road, Suite 13
Fredericton, NB E3B 6A2
executivedirector@softballnb.ca

2021 Annual Award Winners

✨Congratulations to our 2021 Softball New Brunswick Annual Award Winners! ✨
Charlie O’Brien Memorial Award – Wendy Davidson (Fredericton Twins)
“In recognition of a member who demonstrates positive traits of kindness, caring and good cheer”
Henry Kelly Memorial Award – Marc Castonguay (Taymouth Tigers)
“In recognition of a dedicated servant who promotes fair play, dedication, commitment, work ethic, and teamwork”
Paul Dawson Volunteer of the Year Award – Sue Appleton Elliott (KVGSA)
“In recognition of exceptional service and dedication to the game of softball in New Brunswick”
Spirit of Sport Award – Olivia MacLeod (KVGSA)
“To a members who has shown exemplary sportsmanship and leadership”
Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award – Ken Akerley (Umpire – Region 1)
“To a member who has made a significant contribution to the game of softball”
Major Team of the Year – Hoyt Schooners
To a major team who have made a significant impact or achieved significant results over the past year
Minor Team of the Year – U16 Southern Black Bears (Black Bears Youth Softball)
To a minor team who have made a significant impact or achieved significant results over the past year
Grassroots Official of the Year – Jaden Murphy
“To a grassroots registered umpire who has shown outstanding commitment, service, and achievement”
Dedicated Official of the Year – Rick Russell
“To an official who has dedicated an outstanding amount of time towards the betterment of the game of softball”
Earl Rice Umpire of the Year – Marcus Peck
“To a registered umpire who has shown outstanding commitment, service, and achievement.
Vicky LeBlanc Minor Female Athlete of the Year – Emily Rowe (Oromocto Silverbacks)
“To a minor female athlete who has been cited for outstanding performance”
Louis Leger Minor Male Athlete of the Year – Evan Despres (Fredericton Twins)
“To a minor male athlete who has been cited for outstanding performance”
Male Athlete (Adult) of the Year – Peter Mersereau (Hoyt Schooners)
“To a major (adult) male athlete who has been cited for outstanding performance”
Corporate Award – Charlotte Pierce Realty (Sponsor of KVGSA)
“In recognition of a corporation that has shown outstanding support of a softball organization”
Male Coach of the Year – Bobby Despres (Fredericton Twins)
“To a male coach who has shown commitment and excellence in coaching the sport of softball”
Female Coach of the Year – Debbie Boudreau (Memramcook Dynamite)
“To a female coach who has shown commitment and excellence in coaching the sport of softball”
Female Presidents Award – Angela Sanford (Timbits Softball Coordinator)
“The Presidents Awards recognizes a female member who has made distinctive contributions to Softball New Brunswick and has demonstrated our values during the 2021 year”
Male Presidents Award – Ron Campbell (Provincial Umpire in Chief)
“The Presidents Awards recognizes a male member who has made distinctive contributions to Softball New Brunswick and has demonstrated our values during the 2021 year”

A huge THANK YOU to Karen York-Doucette for taking the 2019 photo’s.

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