By JAMES TUBB on September 18, 2021.
Rebecca Jackiw was simply following in her mothers footsteps when it acquired here to volunteering.
“My mom was An monumental volunteer for me and my sisters As quickly as we have been rising up, so Taking A look In any respect The particular person hours she put in As quickly as I used to be rising As a lot as make my sporting occasions and All of the factors I did as A toddler and An adolescent, I simply thought it was one factor important to do for my youngsters and for my group. Do You’d like to don’t volunteer, factors don’t happen,” she said.
“So with out our good volunteers on our board… factors wouldn’t be Occurring On this metropolis.”
Jackiw Is Amongst The numerous three women from The medicine Hat Minor Softball Affiliation to be awarded Softball Alberta’s Provincial Revenue Award. Jackiw, Cindy Cotton and Meagan Taylor from Drugs Hat, Collectively with Lethbridge’s Tyler Fallwell have been acknowledged as Zone 1 recipients.
MHMSA president Michelle Campbell says she was delighted To Search out out one, Not to mention all three have been receiving the award.
In A conventional yr, every of the eight provincial zones would settle for As a lot as three nominations. From there, Softball Alberta would vote and solely settle for one per zone. This yr, As a Outcome of Of excellent wants of volunteers over the previous couple COVID seasons, Softball Alberta chosen to award all nominees.
“I On A daily basis inform people our board is Definitely one of the biggest Inside the complete metropolis, Maybe even in Southern Alberta,” said Campbell. “It’s superb to me how devoted They’re… For all three of them to be acknowledged at a provincial diploma is fabulous. They already know their worth regionally because we rejoice them On A daily basis, they’re fabulous people.”
Jackiw has been a member of the MHMSA board for seven yrs and was described as important when Drugs Hat hosted provincial championships in 2019 and 2021. She has been In cost of dealing with uniforms since she started which has meant she’s been Responsible for outfitting Greater than 500 athletes and 5 provincial groups.
Cotton, joined As a Outcome of the gear coordinator and helped to equip all house league and provincial groups, and umpires with gear. Each base, bat, ball, helmet, bag of lime and diamond rake, was cared for Partially by Cindy.
Cindy turned U4 co-director in 2018 and helped wrangle 24 groups by way of MHMSA’s blastball program earlier than Taking over the place on her personal in 2021.
Taylor, additionally ran the U4 blastball program for 4 yrs. In 2017 she took over media and promoting for MHMSA.
MHMSA hosted its Thunder Awards banquet on Sept. 1 at Ralph’s Steakhouse. The 5 groups in the association acquired here together to rejoice all the season’s successes And every group awarded an MVP and As a lot as two Thunder Achievement Awards.