Weston committee seeks Sportsperson of the Year

The Fairfield County Sports Commission’s eighth annual Sports Night awards dinner will be Monday, Oct. 15. The commission will recognize 15 individuals 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 2011 to August 2012. Nominees can be athletes of any age, coaches, administrators, parents, volunteers and supporters of any type.

The committee is comprised of the presidents of the town’s primary sports programs (baseball, basketball ball, football, lacrosse, soccer, swimming), plus the head of the adult sport program, the middle school and high school athletic directors, high school boosters club director, chairman 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 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 Jon Pressman, who took the nucleus of an idea and developed it into the WASL (Weston Adult Soccer League), which has approximately 150 adults ranging from 18-62 participating in soccer leagues.

Prior Weston winners include 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 emailing a one- page recommendation to [email protected] Included in the recommendation should be reasons why the person is deserving of the award and evidence and support of his/her accomplishments as well as the relationship to the nominee. The deadline is July 22.

To learn more about the sports commission visit www.fairfieldcountysports.com. For more information on the nomination process, call Michael Carter at (203) 227-9595.

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