Published: Monday, 13 March 2017 16:27
Kevin Scott (back row, right side) with his 11-year-old soccer team last summer
The Time Out Sports`, Sports Star of the Month is Kevin Scott, who continues to step up and ref, volunteer, coach, and be involved in the world of sports even though his children are all grown up.
"I didn't believe it. I do it for the fun. I don't do it for the glory or anything like that. I enjoy being involved and it's for the kids. It's a good cause and that's what I do it for," said Scott.
Scott has been a hockey ref, volunteers on the Pembina Valley Hawks board, and even filled the void for a local soccer team, who wouldn't have been able to play because they didn't have a coach this past summer.
"He's a really hard-working guy and he cares a lot about the kids in the community and the kids in his family," said nominator Tracy Unrau. "He does what he can to make sure they can do the sports activities they want to do, even if that means giving up his free time."
According to Scott he doesn't do what he does for the recognition but likes to have the kids in Carman able to have fun participating in sports, getting active, and growing every season.
As for his $50 gift card to Time Out Sports, he isn't sure what he'll be spending it on quite yet but hinted a new sweater could be in order.
Unrau's submission to have Scott named our Sports Star Of The Month is as follows; Even though Kevin's kids have grown up he still refs and volunteers on the board for the Pembina Valley Hawks. He is busy all winter between doing both. If he's not refing, he's at a meeting or on the phone organizing things. He is also one of the conveners as well. He loves every minute of it. He also coached an 11-year-old soccer team this past summer for his niece, just so she could play, because they didn't have a coach. I think Kevin deserves this.
Published: Friday, 03 February 2017 14:08
Cam Dyck (back row left hand side) with his Miami minor hockey team before practice.
The Time Out Sports, Sports Star of the Month for February belongs to Cam Dyck of Miami for his hard work and always making the kids he coaches have a smile on their face.
"I kind of thought you were joking at first," said Dyck who thought it was a joke when he was told that he was the Sports Star of the Month. "I'm flattered and honoured. I've loved it this year. I said to the guys that I would give my best shot. I've never coached before. We've had frustrating days as well, but it has been fantastic.
Dyck noted his favourite parts about coaching is pouring his energy into the kids, teaching them the life lessons through a team sport, pushing the kids hard and getting them to be the best that they can be, and seeing the kids improve throughout the year.
According to Dyck it isn't just him making a difference with the kids as there are a number of people who help coach the team and make things fun. Dyck added the group of parents for this team is also unbelievable and have been supportive along the whole journey.
As for why he was nominated. Nominator Eddy Wiebe was just thrilled to see his kids enjoy going to the rink and enjoyed playing the sport of hockey with coach Dyck.
"He's just a great coach and doing a wonderful job with the kids. The kids never complain about coming to the rink, that they don't want to. They are always excited to go to games and practices. They enjoy everything about hockey," said Wiebe.
"It makes the parents happy and it's just great to see the kids have so much fun," added Wiebe.
Wiebe stated with the amount of fun his kids and the rest of the team are having is good to see and is excited to see his kids take hockey even further after such a great experience this year.
Eddy's submission for his kids hockey coach is as follows; Reason for nominating, he is a fantastic coach he really likes working with all the kids on his team. The kids are always smiling to go back on the ice, and the parents are always happy and willing to go to the rink 2 to 3 times a week. GO ROCKETS!