May 16, 2018 Athlete of the Year Dinner

20th annual celebration of our area's top athletes

Updated Monday January 7, 2019 by Kitchener Sports Association.




PHOTO: Jamal Murray, NBA basketball star for the Denver Nuggets was named KW & Area's Athlete of the Year (2017).  Jamal is shown giving his acceptance speech during which he thanked family & friends for their support and committee for the recognition of his achievements. Lots more to come from Jamal and local basketball players and fans are excited about what the future holds for Jamal. Congratulations!




Wednesday, May 16, 2018

20th Annual Athlete of the Year Dinner   

 Doors opened for socializing & cash bar: 5:30 p.m.
  Seating & processional: 6:30 p.m. 
Grace, dinner & program: 6:45 p.m.

Bingemans,    425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener

Dan Benvenuti Kitchener Ultimate
Alec Elliot Waterloo Swimming
Chris Ernst Kitchener Track Cycling
Tim Grant Waterloo Adventure Racing
Brandon Horn Waterloo Fastpitch Softball
Boris Katchouk Waterloo Ice Hockey
Jamal Murray Kitchener Basketball
Alyssa Lagonia Kitchener Soccer
Paige Nossal Waterloo Ringette
Jaimie Phelan Waterloo Track & Field
Mike Poulin Kitchener Lacrosse
Garrett Rank Elmira Golf

An annual celebration of outstanding athletic performance by these 12 talented individuals from the communities of Kitchener-Waterloo, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich.

Tickets for this special event were $65 (or $500 for a table of 8)
This was a very special evening with Neil Aitchison hosting the proceedings and 12 local athletes being recognized for their achievements. The evening included a great meal, a silent auction, special recognition segment for KSA's 50/50 ticket sellers, cheque presentations to some of the local sports groups on behalf of the nominees and KSA Awards of Excellence recipients, a special "heads or tails" game (which saw Marainne Fitzgerald beat out Bob Cheyne for the $835 grand prize), the presentation of the KSA Awards of Excellence, and (finally) end with the announcement ofJamal Murray as our area's Athlete of the Year, and more! You needed to be there! Fo more information, please visit  More will also be added to this site over the coming week. (Some of the photos are already in the PHOTO section.)

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