Categories and Eligibility for Nomination

BC Honorary Life Member

  1. Has served as a Director in B.C. and/or Coordinator, U.I.C. of Softball B.C. for a period of five (5) years, not necessarily consecutive.
  2. Not returned to Softball as a Director or Coordinator / U.I.C. if Honorary Life Membership is given.
  3. Consideration for honorary life membership is to be based on exceptional service.

British Columbia Athlete of Distinction

  1. Has represented Softball B.C. with distinction in Softball competition, in B.C. and/or Canada and whose career has brought great credit to Softball and high respect for the individual.
  2. Has compiled an outstanding record which extends over a period of years in Softball and,
  3. During the years for which outstanding performances are claimed, the athlete has been registered amateur as defined in the Operating Rules of Softball B.C. and,
  4. Has been a B.C. resident during the period for which outstanding performances are claimed

Softball BC Hall of Fame (Athlete, Officials, Sports Builder, Teams, Coach)

  1. ATHLETE
    • Has represented Softball BC with distinction in Softball competition, in B.C., Canada and internationally and, whose example has brought great credit to Softball and high respect for the individual.
    • Has represented Canada in International Championship, Pan-American Games, Olympic Games or World Championship.
    • Has compiled an outstanding record which extends over a period of years in Softball and,
    • During the years for which outstanding performances are claimed, the athlete has been registered amateur as defined in the Operating Rules of Softball B.C. and,
    • Has been a B.C. resident during the period for which outstanding performances are claimed.
  2. OFFICIALS
    • Both male and female, who has umpired with distinction in B.C., Canada, or outside of Canada; or whose example has brought great credit to Softball and high respect for the individual or,
    • Has compiled an outstanding umpiring record which extends over a period of years.
    • During the years for which outstanding performance is claimed, has been a registered umpire as defined in the Operating Rules of Softball B.C.
    • Has been a B.C. resident during the period for which outstanding performance is claimed.
  3. SPORTSPERSON/BUILDER
    • Has served meritoriously in more than one capacity for a period of at least 10 years, not necessarily consecutive, as a volunteer, and/or;
    • Has served at the Association, District or Provincial capacity for a minimum of 2 years;
    • Has been a B.C. resident for the period during which exceptional service is claimed.
  4. TEAMS
    • Has represented Softball B.C. as a team with distinction in Softball competition and whose example has brought great credit to Softball and,
    • Has won a Gold Medal in a Canadian/Western Championship.
  5. SPONSORS
    • Who has contributed to the growth of B.C. Softball for a period of five (5) years or longer.
  6. COACH
    • Has been a Canadian citizen and a resident of B.C. during the period for which outstanding performance is claimed; and
    • Have coached at least 5 years at Western and/or a Canadian Championships or 3 years at Canadian Championship; or
    • Have coached at least 1 year at Pan Am or World Championships;
    • Represented B.C. with distinction at those competitions.

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Softball B.C. will recognize individuals for meritorious service to the sport of softball, from time to time.

  1. Coordinators/U.I.C.’s – 5/10/15 year pins issued at Annual General Meeting in year of service.
  2. Local Association person – plaques issued recognizing contribution for display at local level.
  3. Must have served 5 years or more with local association.
  4. Must have worked to the betterment of Softball B.C. within his/her organizations.

NOMINATIONS

  1. ORIGINATION Nominations may originate with a Club or an Association: in all cases, nominations must be approved by the appropriate District Coordinator, or Umpire-in-Chief.
  2. CITATION Nominations must be accompanied by citations covering in as great detail as possible, the athletic accomplishments or the service record or both, of each person nominated. The claimed accomplishments or service record shall be supported by documentary evidence where there is any possibility of doubt.
  3. PHOTOGRAPHS Should be accompanied by one or more photographs of the nominee(s), preferably 8 inches by 10 inches (20.3cm by 25.3cm). In the case of an athlete, it shall be an action picture from the athlete’s competing days. In the case of sportsman or sportswomen, it shall be a suitable pose from their active service days.
  4. DEADLINE Must be in the hands of the Softball B.C. Hall of Fame Membership Committee no later than May 31st for consideration in that year.
  5. REVIEW BY BOARD All applications approved by the Softball B.C. Hall of Fame Committee shall be forwarded to the Board of Directors of Softball B.C. with a recommendation for enrollment in the Hall.

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