NSGA Member, Sports Distributors of Canada/Source for Sports, Names Recipient of Its Highest Honor
Sustaining NSGA member, Sports Distributors of Canada, with over 200 members under the Source For Sports®, Source For Adventure®, and sporting goods and outdoor buying group divisions, recently awarded their most prestigious award to one of their members at their AGM held in September in Hamilton, Ontario.
Brian Bauman, owner of Sports Connection Source For Sports® in Medicine Hat, Alberta, who has been in the group since 1998, was very appreciative of being chosen as the 2011 recipient of the Norm Bodle Memorial Award, which is the organization’s highest honour. Named after the first managing director of SDC when it was incorporated in 1972, the Norm Bodle Memorial Award is given yearly to the member who is the most supportive of the group, and who encourages and supports other members within the organization.
Sports Connection has been serving the Medicine Hat and surrounding area for 20 years, and has worked closely with leagues and sports associations for many years.
Brian states, “It’s a very humbling experience to be chosen by my peers at Sports Distributors of Canada for this award. I consider it an honor and privilege to be a member of the best buying group in Canada, and I’m fortunate to have developed many great friendships with the other members since joining.”
As well as having his name engraved on the plaque which hangs in the lobby of the SDC headquarters in Burlington, Ontario, Brian has donated the $1,000, which accompanies the honor, to the Medicine Hat Community Foundation, which provides support in the form of charitable grants in the fields of arts and culture, children and youth, families, education, environment, health and recreation, seniors and social services.
Information from a Sports Distributors of Canada/Source for Sports News Release