Wink Willox 2012
The Saskatchewan Association of Basketball Officials is pleased to nominate Jackie Packet for the Wink Willox Award 2012.
I began reffing early in my teaching career--the fall of 1986. It was a trade off; I didn't have to coach basketball because I ran the drama club, but , in exchange, I had to ref basketball. Ed Fiegel, who past away this year, was my mentor. People like Vic and Lois Wrigley offered much support and guidance. I began reffing the junior league games and eventually graduated to high school and ladies. I have been selected to ref at two HOOPLA's and have found that rewarding. When Ed retired from reffing, in the mid-90's, I became the ref-in-chief for the Prince Albert Ref Association. Aside from assigning, a great deal of my focus is on ref development, particularily new refs. We have implemented a ref mentorship program and have met with success. Our high school basketball programs are stronger because of the strong reffing at the elementary and junior high levels. I have been part of organizing teams for such things as HOOPLA in PA, Western Canadian Games, and various aboriginal and provincial games. I look forward to retiring from teaching in 3 years and will continue to ref for the sportsmanship of basketball and the exercise.
JOHN A. (WINK) WILLOX AWARD
Wink's contributions to Canadian basketball in general, and British Columbia basketball in particular, were enormous. A member for many years of the executive committee of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO), Wink was one of the founding members of CABO in 1974 and represented British Columbia as its Interpreter until his death in August of 1982. Wink was the first recipient (posthumously) of CABO’s Ted Earleyaward in 1984, and was inducted into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame in 1994.
In any given year, there may be only one candidate selected for a Willox Award from each province. Criteria, which have been established for the Willox Award, are as follows:
1. Good floor official by local standard;
2. Significant length of service to the basketball community;
3. Various forms of service to basketball organizations;
4. Contributions to basketball in an administrative role.
Past AWARD RECIPIENTS
Hub Gutheridge SK 1984
Keith Rever SK 1988
Fred Frolick SK 1990
Laird Campbell SK 1991
Edward Feigel SK 1992
Clayton Sjoberg SK 1994
Dick White SK 1995
Ken Bradley SK 1996
Lois Wrigley SK 1997
Bill Gordon SK 1998
Brian Hilsen SK 1999
Jerry Kozey SK 2000
Walter Morris SK 2001
Ron Lundsten SK 2003
Martin Holzer SK 2005
Fred Frolick Spirit of the Game Award
The Regina Association of Basketball Officials is pleased to present the “Fred Frolick Spirit of the Game Award” to well known basketball official DAVE WERRY.
· Dave was involved in the Regina Community Basketball Association as a player and coach.
· He played on the Provincial Champion team at Campbell.
· He represented Saskatchewan at the Junior Men's Championship in St. John's
· Dave officiated basketball for 36 years and has reffed at 20 university national championships and in four continents as an international official.
· He is the Provincial Referee in Chief and a National evaluator.
· Dave presently is the High Performance Coordinator at Basketball Saskatchewan.
It is an honor that RABO present the Spirit Award to DAVE WERRY.
Fred Frolick Spirit of the Game Award
The Regina Association of Basketball Officials is pleased to announce the recipient of the “Fred Frolick Spirit of the Game Award” to an administrator – HOWARD JESSE.
· Howard began teaching at Scott and led the senior girls to the provincial championship in 1984.
· He was an administrator at Usher, Thom, Imperial, Winston Knoll and Campbell.
· He coached the Campbell Junior Girls to three city championships – 2003, 04, 05.
· He was involved with the Regina Community Basketball Association for several years.
· He was on the RHSAA executive.
· He was a co chair in 2009 for the CIS National Women's University Championship in Regina.
It is with honor that RABO present the “Fred Frolick Spirit of the Game Award” to Howard Jesse for his demonstration of true SPIRIT of the game both on and off the court.
Wink Willox 2005
The Saskatchewan Association of Basketball Officials is
pleased to nominate Martin Holzer for the Wink Willox Award 2005.
CABO RITCHIE NICURITY SCHOLARSHIP
Mitchell Strom of Saskatchewan has won a CABO
scholarship of $500.00. There are six awards given out each year across
Canada. Congratulations to Mitchell.