Following are the nominations for Ray Prevost’s awards, read by Alberta Horseshoe Pitchers Association Cindy Ekkel at the awards ceremony:
Ray Prevost and the High Prairie Horseshoe Club have again exceeded AHPA’s expectations from a newly-formed club.
Fulfilling stringent award criteria, the AHPA was gratified and proud to present Ray with the Builder-of-the-Year Award which is given to a member for relentless contributions and promotions of the sport of horseshoes in Alberta.
Ray’s enthusiasm and passion is surely infectious which was obvious at the first High Prairie tournament held in 2017 when almost 30 new members from High Prairie and surrounding region joined the AHPA family.
This tournament was the largest held in Alberta with the most participants!
His enthusiasm and passion continued this year as his newly-formed club took on the challenge of co-sponsoring the Alberta Open tournament with the AHPA, which under Ray’s leadership, was a huge success and brought forth another 33 new pitchers to the game.
Ray also contributes to the AHPA in an executive capacity as second vice-president and most recently accepted the position of Zone 8 director which covers northern Alberta.
Because of Ray’s positive attitude and hard work, he has gained outstanding club support from his community which mirrors AHPA success, growth and sustainability in a positive manner.
Thank you, Ray, and thank you, High Prairie.
The AHPA is excitedly looking forward to the 2020 Canadian championships and to support the High Prairie community efforts once again.
At each and every tournament throughout the season, participants are given a ballot to vote for someone deserving of this award.
At the end of the season [October], ballots are tallied.
Ray puts on thousands of kilometres each season attending AHPA-sanctioned tournaments, not just because he loves the game, but moreover because he desires to support other clubs.
He will show up a day early and help clubs with set-up when needed.
When not pitching, he volunteers to fill in if a player is absent, help with scorekeeping and/or puts on the judge’s vest and measures discrepancies on the courts if need be.
He also supports silent auctions held by the clubs with awesome homemade wood fashioned items. Congratula tins Ray….well deserved.