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BHGS Special Awards for Extraordinary Individuals

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Branham Hills Girls Softball Emily Coyne Sportsman of the Year Award

Each year, the coaches and managers from each division select one girl from their division to receive the Emily Coyne Sportsman of the Year Award. The four girls chosen represent the best in demonstrating sportsmanship, friendship and fair play.

Throughout the season coaches and managers are asked to nominate girls they feel meet the highest standards of sportsmanship, friendship and fair play. When a coach or manager sees a girl demonstrating these qualities, they are asked to complete the following form. At the end of the season the BHGS Board of Trustees will review the nominations and will select one girl from each division to receive the award. The girls selected will be recognized during the BHGS closing ceremonies.

The recipients of this award will be listed on a plaque, which will be displayed in the BHGS snack shack and they will each receive a $25 Shopping Gift Certificate.

The award is dedicated to Emily Coyne who played Branham Hills Girls Softball for several years and who in spite of battling cancer always played with spirit, determination and friendship.

Submit your nomination ASAP!

 


Branham Hills Girls Softball Tina Martinetti Coach of the Year Award

2008 By Tammy Klauser, BHGS Player Agent, Coach & Parent

First let me start by saying that I have had the opportunity of my lifetime to meet someone who has made a lasting impression in my life. Someone who has mentored inspired and encouraged me to make a difference. Tina Martinetti was this inspiration behind my idea of the coach of the year award. 
 
Tina first stepped onto these fields as a player herself in the 80’s and that’s how we met and began playing ball together. We built a friendship that outlasted our playing years on these fields, in high school and even when we began coaching together here 7 years ago.
 
If you ever met Tina you would agree that she had a contagious personality. I cant remember a time when she didn’t laugh. Even if she didn’t know you and you would have had a conversation with her it felt like you had been friends for years when you were through. That’s just one of the things that were so awesome about Tina.
When Tina was diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago it was devastating but even worse when we lost her in July 07’ in the midst of her battle. She put up a good fight with a courageous attitude and quitting was never an option for her. She came to these fields everyday and made a difference in the girl’s lives because she loved this game, and the girls associated with it. It’s what she loved to do. Tina taught me that each day is a gift and that we are not guaranteed anything in life.
 
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose; All that we love deeply, becomes a part of us.
- - Helen Keller
 
Tina took what she loved best, (softball and friends) and transformed it with her life. She taught us a valuable life lesson to live by, “Find a passion and make a difference”. “Thank You Tina”.
 
I want to thank each and every coach this season who dedicated their time into the coaching of these girls. I want you to know that the decision into these awards was a tough one because so many letters are written saying the most beautiful things. Coaching takes a special person to step up and commit. Thank you for being that person.
 
You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possible be - in baseball and in life.
-- Pete Rose
 
The Branham Hills Girls Softball Coach of the year Award is dedicated to Tina Martinetti.

 

Each year, representatives (parents, players, opposing coaches) from Branham Hills select one coach from their division to receive the Tina Martinetti Coach of the Year Award. The four coaches chosen represent the league in demonstrating a positive coaching style, good sportsmanship, dedication, and fair play.

At the end of the season the BHGS Board of Trustees will review the nominations and will select one coach from each division to receive the award. The coaches selected will be recognized during the BHGS closing ceremonies. The recipients of this award will be listed on a plaque, which will be displayed in the BHGS snack shack and they will also be recognized in our yearbook each season.

Submit your nomination ASAP!