Sport BC to Recognize Sport Heroes in Gibsons, Sunshine Coast

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Sport BC to Recognize Sport Heroes in Gibsons, Sunshine Coast

Sport BC now accepting nominations for the Community Sport Hero Awards presented by Teck

RICHMOND, BC (April 20, 2012) – Sport BC is bringing the Community Sport Hero Awards, presented by Teck, to the Town of Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast on June 13, 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, May 18, 2012.

“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, etc;
  • Be an individual (not an organization or foundation); and
  • Has been, or continues to be, a dedicated sport volunteer for a minimum of eight years.

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

About the Community Sport Hero Awards presented by Teck:
The Community Sport Hero Awards presented by Teck honours outstanding sport volunteers in communities across British Columbia. The awards recognize coaches, officials, mentors and administrators who have dedicated themselves to grow and develop amateur sport at the community level. For more information on the Community Sport Hero Awards presented by Teck, please visit SportBC.com.

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Media Contact:

Carey Summerfelt
Manager, Sponsorship and Events
Sport BC
E: carey.summerfelt@sportbc.com
T: 604.333.3421