Bobby Gessler, a long-time Strider, received a Goodsports Coach of the Year award for his involvement with the Howard County Junior Striders program. The award specifically recognizes "the coach's commitment, dedication, preparation, respect for officials, teaching skills, emphasis on teamwork, team ethics, leadership, motivation, sportsmanship and patience in their work with youth and adult sports."
Carlos Renjifo, our racing team captain, received a Goodsports Adult Player of the Year award, recognizing his "dedication, respect for teammates, leadership, community service, attitude, commitment to practice, respect for coaches and respect for officials."
Corey Hamilton, a participant in the Howard County Junior Striders for many years, was awarded a Youth Player of the Year award, recognizing his running talents and "dedication, respect for teammates, leadership, community service, attitude, commitment to practice, respect for coaches and respect for officials."
Also in attendance were fellow Striders and Hall of Fame members Phil Lang and David Tripp.
In addition to the coaching and player awards, several officials were recognized and 7 new individuals were inducted into the Howard County Recreation and Parks Hall of Fame. The keynote speaker was Scott Foster, Howard County resident and active NBA referee.
Photos of the event will be available soon here: http://countyofhowardmd.us/celebrationofsports.htm
Congratulations to All!
Carlos and Bobby show off their awards.