Sport awards seek nominations

The Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards are looking forward to their 10th annual gala event on Feb. 13, 2015.

The Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards are looking forward to their 10th annual gala event on Feb. 13, 2015. In the meantime, organizers are seeking nominations.

Nominations are now being accepted and are open to any athlete, team, coach, official or sport administrator including junior athletes and masters in the Nanaimo area from Ladysmith to Nanoose Bay. The nomination deadline is Dec. 12.

“It’s great fun every year to celebrate the success of our outstanding local athletes,” said Marilyn Sullivan, chairwoman of the Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards, in a press release.

New awards will be added this year in the junior age division (high school and below). There will be a Junior Male Individual Athlete of the Year, Junior Female Individual Athlete of the Year, Junior Male Team Athlete of the Year and Junior Female Team Athlete of the Year.

Other award categories include Male Individual Athlete of the Year, Female Individual Athlete of the Year, Male Team Athlete of the Year, Female Team Athlete of the Year, Team of the Year, Junior Team of the Year, Masters Athlete of the Year, Partners of the Year, Grassroots Coach of the Year, High-Performance Coach of the Year, Official of the Year, Sport Administrator of the Year, and Best Sports News Story of the Year.

There is also the Michael Rhode Memorial Award, which will be presented to an athlete, coach, volunteer or advocate who selflessly gives his or her time, energy and commitment to sports and to the community.

A panel of judges made up of media and other members of the sports community will determine finalists and winners. Nominees will be judged on their performance and achievements in 2014, while volunteers will be judged on their long-term commitment to sports.

Please visit www.nanaimosportachievementawards.com to access a fillable online nomination form.

The 10th annual Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards will be held Feb. 13, 2015. To become an event sponsor, or for more information with regards to nominations, tickets or the event itself, please call Marilyn Sullivan at 250-716-6110.

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