Golf Canada and the Golf Canada Foundation are pleased to announce the creation of a new honour of recognition—the Community Spirit Awards—to acknowledge and celebrate the commitment of individual leaders who are using golf as a platform to positively impact their communities.
The inaugural Community Spirit Awards will recognize a pair of remarkable individuals under two separate categories – the Community Leader Award and the Future Leader Award.
The Community Leader Award will celebrate an individual over the age of 19 with a demonstrated ability to lead community initiatives; someone who has contributed a measurable impact through volunteerism or charity; or an individual who has showcased excellence in their involvement with, or support of youth programs such as First Tee – Canada or other junior golf activities.
The recipient of the Community Leader Award will receive a $5,000 donation from the Golf Canada Foundation to advance a golf program or golf-related initiative of their choice.
To recognize youth who are making an impact in their community, the Future Leader Award will honour an individual 19 years of age or younger who embodies community leadership; has a history of sportsmanship or demonstrated activities to make the game more inclusive; or an individual who has used golf to create a meaningful impact in their community.
The recipient of the Future Leader Award will be awarded a $5,000 donation towards their post-secondary education and will also be offered a paid work internship with Golf Canada.
Beginning today, the Canadian golf community is invited to submit individual nominations for the Community Spirit Awards through an online nomination form. The nomination period will close at 11:59 pm EST on August 31, 2022.
Click here to nominate an individual for the Community Leader Award.
Click here to nominate an individual for the Future Leader Award.
“There are so many incredible people using golf to contribute to their community and we are extremely proud to celebrate the spirit and unwavering commitment of these community leaders through the Community Spirit Awards,” said Golf Canada President Liz Hoffman. “To be nominated for recognition by your peers is a special accomplishment, and we look forward to presenting these two awards to deserving members of the golf community.”
At the conclusion of the nomination period, all Community Spirit Award submissions will be compiled and evaluated by a selection committee that includes representatives from Golf Canada, the Golf Canada Foundation, Honoured Members of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame, industry representatives and the Golf Journalists Association of Canada.
The inaugural Community Spirit Awards recipients will be announced at the 2022 World Junior Girls Championship.