YORKTON – The Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame and Museum (YSHF) has established a new award, the Support for Sports Award, sponsored by the Yorkton Lions Club.
The award will be presented annually to individuals, businesses, clubs and organizations who have displayed a long-term and significant commitment to supporting amateur sports in Yorkton. The support can take many forms, including volunteerism, financial or in-kind support, organizational assistance, traditional or new media excellence or other ways that have benefitted sports organizations or athletes.
It also provides an opportunity to recognize those who otherwise do not qualify for induction into the Hall of Fame but are deserving of recognition by the community.
The recipients will be recognized at the Sports Hall of Fame annual induction event, which this year will be held Saturday, September 9. Recipients will be guests of the Sports Hall of Fame at the induction, where they will be introduced and presented with a plaque by representatives of the Lions Club and Sports Hall of Fame.
“The Yorkton Lions are pleased to sponsor this new award. We feel that people who give back to their community in many different ways, as the recipients of this award will have done, deserve recognition and our appreciation,” Yorkton Lions president Todd Allan noted.
Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame board chair Dick DeRyk said the organization welcomes the participation of the Yorkton Lions in this award. “Their support makes it possible to honour the recipients by inviting them to attend and take part in the induction evening,” he added.
Nominations may be submitted anytime on the YSHF website.
Deadline for nominations for the first presentations is Aug. 11. Nominations received after that date will be considered for presentation in 2024.