Sports Union November 2016 - Page 45

NOVEMBER 2016 | SportsUnion 45 WNY Prospects would like to thank all those who have served and are serving this great country of ours. THANK YOU FOR OUR FREEDOM! The Doug Matteson Courage Award What defines courage? There are many things that define courage. Doug Matteson may be the person that defines courage the most - at least in the eyes of the staff at Sports Union. This is why Sports Union is looking for nominations for the Doug Matteson Courage Award. Matteson lost part of his leg in a horrific accident in Arizona. Instead of giving up, Matteson perserved and got back to on the force. He showed that even though he went through something that bad, he was still able to get things done with hard work and never giving up. Sports Union is looking for those same kind of traits in a high school boy or girl. Someone who has gone through a lot and still never gave up to realize their dreams. Nominations are being sought for the 2016-17 school year. To nominate someone for this award, please send a letter describing how they overcome adversity and became a better person for it. The winner will be picked by a committee and the end of the 2016-17 school year. All nominations are due by the end of May 2017. Nominations may be sent to Matthew Ondesko at mattondesko@yahoo.com