2024 Awards/Fundraising Banquet a great success!

Vauxhall, AB –

First of all thank you to everyone who traveled to attend the 18th Annual Awards night. The weather was certainly challenging and we really appreciate everyone who braved the poor roads to attend the event. Also a special thank you to all the sponsors and donors for leading the way with first class auction items.

Shaun Haney led the evening as our MC and did an excellent job. His Q & A was very professional and made the event very memorable for our featured speaker.  Former Canadian MLB pitcher and 13 year professional Andrew Albers did a tremendous job speaking telling stories and giving insight into his 13 year professional career that took him from the big leagues to independent ball to Korea to Japan and back to the big leagues.  Several Awards and Scholarships were handed out highlighted by the Reno Lizzi Scholarships presented by Barbara & Yukio Kitagawa.

The Award winners are listed below:

  • Reno Lizzi Scholarship – Brett Getz
  • Reno Lizzi Underclassmen Award (Adam Nelubowich Award)– Alex Laurence & Callum Thomson
  • Coaches Award (newly named Blaine Burbank Coaches Award) – Jimmie Boulanger
  • Sports Connection Scholarship – Jacob Burgess & Jack Baxter

We are also very excited to welcome our 10th & 11th inductees to the Vauxhall Academy Wall of Excellence.

Assistant Coach – Jim Kotkas

Bob Miller

Thank you to everyone who attended, donated and sponsored the Banquet.  All donations go along way in assisting our student-athletes to Live Their Dreams.  Once a Jet….Always a Jet!