Oct 23, 2023 | Kevin Boston | 49 views
Peter and Kim Browne Win Award
Peter and Kim Browne were presented The Bucky Award for their long-standing dedication to softball in the community at the 2023 Tottenham Oldtimers Slo-Pitch League and Tottenham Ladies Lob Ball League Awards Banquet on Saturday October 21.
This award is not presented on an annual basis and is done when special circumstances are warranted.
The TBDMSA knows and appreciates how valuable Peter is to our organization. Peter has been involved in our Association as a proud father watching his daughter Regan play and enjoy ball, he has been a Coach and most notably the Treasurer and Scheduler for 18 years.
Peter really does care about the player's experience and wants to see them develop their skills. He can recall so many players from over the years by name, position and what kind of a player they were. Over his 18 years, Peter has probably helped 4,000 players enjoy the game of softball in our community with his tireless efforts of administering the game. While we don’t always say thank you each time we see him, we really appreciate his work because we don’t know where we would be without him.
Kim's baseball career spans four decades, for a total of 26 years in the league. Throughout those years she has spent a considerable amount of time as a Team Captain and since 2009, Kim accepted the role of Treasurer, and still is to this day. She has decided to step down and this will be her last year, but of course in her true fashion, will stay on as the stats lady to ensure our new Treasurer learns the ropes and continues her legacy.
It was an honour to present the award along with Tottenham Ladies Lob Ball League President Brandy Cremascoli and Tottenham Oldtimer's Slo-Pitch League President Dave Storms, to Peter and Kim.
About the Bucky Award
Created by the Tottenham District Baseball Association to recognize a person that hasmade “a significant contribution to baseballin Tottenham”. Named and originally presented to Ron “Bucky” Buxton, in honour of his commitment and dedication to Tottenham baseball, this award is not presented on an annual basis. Rather, it is presented only when a person or group goes above and beyond the normal duties in serving the baseball community in Tottenham.
Since the TDBA has disbanded, The Bucky Award recipients are decided upon by the TOT and The Tottenham Ladies Slo Pitch League. Past Bucky Award Recipients include:
1994 Ron “Bucky” Buxton
1996 Chuck Oldfield
1997 Tom Raterman
1998 Mike Ellerby
2000 Rob Farah
2001 Bruce Bullock
2002 Wayne Caldwell
2003 Dave Wood
2004 Joan Currie
2007 Kelly Johnson & LisaBeare
2008 Dave DeShane
2016 Kathy Barratt
2017 Doug Dwyer
2019 Light it Up! committee