Rose Hodgson Volunteer of the Year Award
This award, created by Softball Canada in 2008, recognizes the life and contributions of Rose Hodgson. Rose, who passed away in 2007 having served 9 years as an active Softball Canada Board member, contributed selflessly to the betterment of softball at the local, provincial and national levels. In her over 35 years as a volunteer, she always put players first and would support any initiative that gave them the opportunity to play and reach their dreams, whatever they were.
Nominees for this award can be volunteers from any level of the game. They will have supported the experiences of players through any number of contributions (outside of coaching and officiating where awards already exist). The theme of their nomination will be that they have tirelessly committed themselves to the game. They may have created or improved softball opportunities in their area, or simply added to the enjoyment of the game for those involved in the sport.
A letter of application, including references, supporting material and a letter of endorsement from the respective Provincial/Territorial association must be received at the Softball Canada office by September 15.
The successful candidate will be selected from within the region hosting the Annual Meeting that year. The presentation of the award will be done at the Softball Canada Annual Meeting.
2013 Rose Hodgson Volunteer of the Year Award
Floyd Daniels continues to be a major contributor to the success and growth of softball in the Northwest Territories. For nearly a decade, Floyd has donated his time to sit on the Board of Directors for NWT Softball. Currently, Floyd serves as the Vice-President of Minor Ball in the Territory. The community of Hay River, NT is the main beneficiary of Floyd’s hard work where he is recognized as the driving force behind the Bantam, Midget and Junior programs.
As a coach, Floyd has taken teams to the North American Indigenous Games (2008), multiple Western Championships and International competitions including the U19 Men’s International Championship in Charlottetown, PEI and most recently the U21 Men’s International Championship in Saskatoon, SK. Although recent injuries have forced Floyd to resign as an active Master Pitching Instructor, he continues to mentor young pitchers helping them mold their abilities and master the craft. With the ability to draw from the CANpitch program and over 40 years of playing experience Floyd is an invaluable resource to NWT Softball.
In 1996, Floyd was recognized as a co-recipient of Sport North’s Senior Male Athlete of the Year. This summer, he showed that he is still dominant in the pitcher’s circle leading his Hay River Heat team to the finals in the NWT Men’s Fastball Territorial Championship. NWT Softball is proud of Floyd’s outstanding contributions to our organization. The selfless acts seen from volunteers like Floyd have become the defining behavior of NWT Softball.
Previous Rose Hodgson Volunteer of the Year Award Winners:
2012 - Gerri Dornstauder (Alberta)
2011 - Sherry Maher (Newfoundland & Labrador)
2010 - Bryan Kosteroski (Saskatchewan)
2009 - Carl Littlejohns (Ontario)
2008 - Linda Petrie (Prince Edward Island)