CYC Volunteers to be Honored at the 2018 Sports Awards Banquet

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The 62nd Annual CYC Sports Awards Banquet will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the Clayton Plaza Hotel. CYC volunteers will be recognized for their service and dedication. We hope you will make plans to attend the Dinner and support all of the great CYC volunteers!!

Visit the Sports Banquet page for more details and for information about purchasing tickets and placing congratulatory ads in the Banquet Program.

The Sports Banquet has a long and rich history...
The event began as a pre-match dinner for the International Soccer matches, generally between a team from Europe and a team of CYC All-Stars. These games and the "Kick-off Dinners" were started in the mid-1950's, usually the night before the game to introduce the players. From the dinners spawned the Soccer Banquet, which was the forerunner to the CYC Sports Banquets. In the early years honorees were all soccer related, with the major awards being the Gold & Silver Boot Awards.

The Banquet has definitely evolved over the years. In 1973 the “District Person of the Year” award was started. This award is presented to a person from each one of our CYC Districts. Each district selects their Awardee on the contributions that person has made over the years to their parish or district.

In 1984 the CYC began presenting the “Sport Service” award, in baseball, basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball and track. This award is presented to a player, coach, manager, game official, administrator, sponsor or contributor who has participated in their CYC sport.

Nominations are made on a basis of the individual’s contribution and service which has advanced the popularity and appreciation of the CYC Program. A nominee is an individual who has exemplified sportsmanship and dedication and is committed to the betterment of youth sports. Nominees have participated in their respective CYC “Sport” Program for at least five years.

This Year's Recipients are:

2018 Silver Soccer Boot Award

  • Steve Bettlach

2018 District Person of the Year Award Recipients

  • Patty Burgess - North County District (St. Norbert)
  • Justin Duley - St. Charles District (All Saints-St. Peters)
  • Mark Trenter - South Central District (Mary, Queen of Peace)
  • Keith Louis - South County District (St. Margaret Mary Alacoque)
  • Bob Nance - West County District (Christ, Prince of Peace)

2018 Sports Service Award Recipients

  • Greg Isenman - Basketball Service (South County District, Immaculate Conception-Arnold)
  • Melanie Sullivan - Soccer Service (South Central District, Annunciation)
  • Jennifer Becker - Volleyball Service (St. Charles District, St. Joseph-Cottleville)
  • David & Kari Baker - Track Service (South Central District, St. Peter-Kirkwood)
  • Tim Davenport - Golf (North County District, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta)