Time is running out to nominate candidates for the city of Welland Sports Award Night.
Nominations for the sports year of 2023 must be submitted by Friday, Jan. 26. The Sport Awards Night will be held Friday, April 5 at the Casa Dante.
Nominee(s) for an individual award must be a resident of Welland and nominees for a team or club award must be Welland based. Separate forms must be submitted for each nomination and any person can nominate individuals or teams in one or all categories with the exception of executive. Grassroots coaching is considered a career or lifetime achievement.
The Sports Wall of Fame nominations are also open to Welland individuals who have had outstanding achievements in their lifetime as athletes (individual or team) or a builder.
Nominations will be accepted until Saturday, Feb. 5. The induction date is Sunday, May 5 at the Seaway Mall.
City of Welland Recreation Coordinator of Recreation, Sport and Culture Laura Chatterton feels it is vital to honour the city’s exceptional athletes and builders.
“We want to move into 2024 with continued interest in supporting our local Welland athletes and teams,” Chatterton said. “We are continuously supporting an environment where young and adult athletes alike not only value themselves, but value their peers, teammates and coaches. What better way to do it then celebrating athletes at a banquet.”