Palatine Park District’s Youth Basketball League, presented by Arlington Toyota, partnered up with KIND Snacks this season to introduce the PLAY KIND Sportsmanship program. At the conclusion of the season, 11 sportsmanship awards were given out to players who best demonstrated good sportsmanship characteristics such as, offering a hand to injured players on the opposing team, retrieving a stray ball of the opponents, clean fair play with no rough or malicious fouls, maintaining a positive attitude, showing respect to referees and coaches, and cheering for teammates.
“At Palatine Park District, we focus on the fundamentals of sportsmanship, teamwork, and having fun,” said Athletic Coordinator Todd Ranum. The following players were chosen by all coaches in each age division as showing the best sportsmanship this season:
- Colton Liao, 1st Grade Boys
- Alex House, 2nd Grade Boys
- Grace Kline, 1st/2nd Grade Girls
- Rowan Witzel, 3rd Grade Boys
- Liam Alkass, 4th Grade Boys
- Mandy Johnson, 3rd/4th Grade Girls
- John Fedus, 5th Grade Boys
- Madison McMillan, 5th/6th Grade Girls
- Aaron West, 6th Grade Boys
- Lucas Marini, 7th/8th Grade Boys
- Megan Stoffel, 7th/8th Grade Girls
Each recipient was publicly recognized for their achievement and given a PLAY KIND duffel bag, shirt, socks, and KIND bars as their award. “I was very excited to incorporate the PLAY KIND Sportsmanship program into our Youth Basketball League this season and highlight player character,” said Julie Selof, Sponsorship Coordinator at Palatine Park District. “I truly believe how you play the game matters more than if you win the game. We appreciate all the coaches, staff, and referees for their efforts to make a positive impact on the community through this program.”
The 2016-2017 Youth Basketball League has 800-850 players in the program each year and runs from November through March for 3rd-8th graders, and January through March for 1st-2nd graders. For more information, check out our Athletic Leagues or contact Todd Ranum at 847.496.6238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Julie Selof at 847.496.6246 or email@example.com.Back to Home