Volunteer of the Year | EMSA South West

Volunteer of the Year

Nothing says thank you better than the smiles on our players’ faces. We want to dedicate a special space for someone who has gone above and beyond to help keep those smiles big and bright, and show our appreciation for going that extra mile.

Each year, EMSA recognizes volunteers in the following categories:

1.  OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER – Outstanding services to EMSA, Zones, Communities, Boards, Committees, Coaches and Managers.
2.  AWARD OF MERIT or MERITORIOS SERVICES AWARD – Recognizes the efforts of those people who have made a significant contribution to the sport of soccer within EMSA for no less than 10 years.  Nominations must be sent by the zones to the EMSA Executive Committee for ratification.
3.  LIFE TIME MEMBER – This one explains itself.  This award cannot be presented to anyone who is actively in our organization at the time the award is allocated.

In 2016, three tireless volunteers were recognized at the annual EMSA Christmas Party.

  • Barry Halwa – For his many years of service to the Twin Brooks community soccer program in the roles of Coach, Soccer Coordinator, SWEMSA board member & soccer promotor extraordinaire!

  • Howie Molstad – For his many years of service to the Duggan community soccer program in the role of Coach.  He has provided mentorship & skill development to two teams most years, during both the indoor & outdoor seasons.

  • Christie Ottenbreit – For her contributions to our Club program, Sting as a member of their parent committee.