The third annual Ticats Play Action Dinner and Awards banquet is on tap tonight at Hamilton Place Theatre.
The event raises money for local amateur football, including the Hamilton, Burlington, Niagara and Guelph Minor Football Associations.
And a number of awards will also be handed out to local coaches and volunteers who have made a difference in the sport.
THE MICHAEL V. YOUNG “WHAT YA GOTTA DO” AWARD:
Awarded to someone within the regional football community who has inspired others by the example they have set, in honour of Bob Young’s late brother Michael.
THE BOB KROUSE VOLUNTEER AWARD:
Awarded to an association volunteer who has selflessly devoted their personal time to support the initiatives of an amateur football association.
THE LESS BROWNE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT:
Awarded to a player who consistently displays effectiveness, intensity and passion on the playing field.
THE DANNY McMANUS LEADERSHIP AWARD:
Awarded to the player who exemplifies leadership/mentorship on and off the field.
THE ROCKY DiPETRO BUILDER AWARD:
Awarded to a coach, executive or board member with Play Action member association for a lengthy and distinguished career in support of the game of football.