Two Richmondites have been recognized in the Sport BC’s 54th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards.
Athletics star Camryn Rogers and KidSport advocate Sanjeet Sadana both picked up awards at the virtual event last week, which was postponed last year due to the pandemic.
Rogers, a senior at the University of California at Berkeley, won Junior Female Athlete of the Year.
She was the 2019 NCAA women’s hammer throw national champion.
Sadana, meanwhile, won for the second year in a row the award for KidSport Community Champion, which is given to an individual who has made a significant and meaningful contribution to KidSport.
Sadana is a member of the Richmond Sports Council and also general manager of the Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel.
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Last week’s event was hosted by CBC’s Scott Russell and recognized the province’s best in amateur sport including athletes, coaches, teams, and officials for outstanding performances in their sport over the 2019 season.
Each finalist was nominated by their provincial or multi-sport organization, school, college, or university.
“While our celebration was delayed, the Virtual Athlete of the Year Awards was a true celebration of sport in our province, the recipients represent an exceptional 2019 in BC sport and we would like to thank everyone for their patience in announcing our winners. We congratulate all of our finalists and the organizations they represent," said Sport BC’s President and CEO, Rob Newman.
“We were proud to celebrate the winners. The last year has been challenging for everyone and it confirmed the importance of Sport in our lives; I personally would like to thank our members for everything they have done over the last year.”