The KSA Award of Excellence Program

Updated Monday July 22, 2019 by Kitchener Sports Association.

PHOTO: KSA Award of Excellence recipients (May 17, 2016): Team Award -- Kitchener Minor Girls Soccer U15A Spirit (Ping Vonghachack & coach Michael De Andrade); Individual Award -- Gord Dearborn; Organization Award -- Civitan Sports Waterloo Region ( Jackie Mattice, Nick Burke & Mary Ann Burke) 


The Kitchener Sports Association (KSA) Awards of Excellence, which are awarded in recognition to those who have demonstrated “outstanding leadership, excellence and influence to the sporting community,” are presented annually at the Athlete of the Year event.  The goal is to recognize the best recipient, not a right or wrong recipient, so that the recipient represents the best of sports in the local community. There are now three categories in the Award of Excellence Program:

Individual: Individuals nominated must be volunteers -- level and extent of volunteerism is of prime importance -- those who receive remuneration are not eligible. Candidates should be recognized as good community citizens and positive role models for sports in the community.

Team: Level of achievement is only one of the criteria considered -- success in the community, league, district, provincial, national or international level is certainly a factor as are the difficulties/odds faced. Other considerations include the team's competitive spirit, sportsmanship and enthusiastic support of teammates and competitors within the sport.  The extent of the team's involvement in the community ("give-back") is also a major consideration.

Organization: Factors of importance for an organization to be recognized are similar to those mentioned in the Team category but for the sports group as a whole entity. Again, involvement in the community is of prime importance.

Nomination Procedure

Complete list of previous award recipients

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