Weston committee seeks Sportsperson of the Year

SPORTS-boosterThe Fairfield County Sports Commission’s ninth annual Sports Night awards dinner is Monday, Oct. 21. The commission will recognize 15 Sportspersons of the Year from 15 different county communities, including Weston, as part of the evening.

The Weston Sports Committee is looking for people who had made the most positive impact and contribution to the Weston sports community from September 2012 to August 2013.  Nominees can be athletes of any age, coaches, administrators, parents, and supporters of any type.

The Weston Sports Committee is comprised of the presidents of the town’s primary sports programs (baseball, basketball ball, football, lacrosse, soccer, swimming), plus the head of its adult sport program, the middle school and high school athletic directors, high school boosters club director, chair and director of Parks and Recreation Department, the selectmen, the town’s representative to the Fairfield County Sports Commission, certain members of Parks and Recreation Department and past winners living in Weston.

All nominees will be screened by the committee.   The town’s nominee will be announced in the Weston Forum around Labor Day.

Last year, Weston’s Sportsperson of the Year nominee was Sibyl Ledwick. She served on the Boards of the Weston Boosters Club and The Weston Lacrosse Club.  She was an advocate, a coach, a fundraiser and a mentor. She ran the WHS Boosters Concession program, which includes the Booster Barn, indoor stands, Relay for Life and the Special Olympics.  She was responsible for raising tens of thousands of dollars for Weston Athletic needs.

Prior Weston winners have been Jon Pressman (adult sports programs), Brian McMahon (president of Weston Lacrosse and Aspetuck Youth Football), Kevin Funk (president of Weston Girls Softball), Paul Scheufele (founder of Weston Lacrosse), Matt Medve (Weston High track and field coach), Marc Butlein (Parks and Recreation member), and Carl Charles (former Weston High athletic director).

Nominations should be made by either emailing a one-page recommendation to  [email protected] Included in the recommendation should be reasons why the person is deserving of the award, evidence and in support of his/her accomplishments and relationship to the nominee. The deadline is June 30.

For more information about the sports commission visit www.fairfieldcountysports.com. For more information on the process, call Michael Carter at 227-9595.

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