Sportsmanship 1 All-Star Committee Seeks Nominations For Sportsman Of The Year (03/16/18)

The Sportsmanship I Basketball All-Star Game Committee is looking for nominations for the 2018 Sports Person of the Year in Western PA. The Sports Person of the Year award will go to someone who has shown the ideas of sportsmanship throughout his or her career.

(Photo submitted) 2017 Sportsmanship I Sportsperson of the Year, Norbert
Baschnagel (left), presented by Ron Kopko, Executive Committee Member

The Sportsperson of the Year will be named at the annual YMCA Sportsmanship I District 9 boys’ and girls’ basketball All-Star games being played April 7 at Keystone High School.

Nominations can be submitted to the Clarion County YMCA, attention Jesse Kelley, Director at or by mail to 15952 Rt. 322,

Suite 1 Clarion, PA 16214. Please include the name of the person you are nominating and short letter explaining why you are nominating them. Letters for this year’s award will be accepted through March 1st.

Previous winners of the Sports Person of the Year include Norbert Baschnagel, Greg Heath, Aaron Straub, Larry Wiser, Dr. Ron Galbreath, and legends Arnold Palmer and Jerome Bettis among and many others.

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