Monday, March 8, 2010

Armstrong wins Sport BC Harry Jerome Comeback award

Sport BC today announced that Jim Armstrong, skip of the reigning World Champion and defending Paralympic Champion wheelchair curling team, has been awarded the Sport BC Harry Jerome Comeback award.

"Each year the recipient embodies the qualities that make sport so compelling,” said Rick Christiaanse, Executive Vice-President of Sport BC. "Jim Armstrong is no exception. Throughout his athletic career, Jim’s knowledge, sportsmanship and dedication to his sport have elevated the level of both able-bodied and wheelchair curling.”

“We are proud to present him with this award as a tribute to his journey.”

The award will be presented March 31, 2010 at the 44th Annual Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards. Armstrong will be honoured for his long road back to amateur sport alongside 19 other athletes, coaches, and officials who represent BC’s best.

You can read full details of the announcement HERE.

Jim has known about the award for a couple of weeks, but asked me not to publicise it. "I'm hoping they'll wait till after the Paralympics," he told me, "so it won't be a distraction."

It may be a distraction, but it's certainly an honour.


Anonymous said...

Congrats Big Jim!!!!

Anonymous said...

As Jim has said time and time again, he does not suffer from the "Big Bang theory".....bad accident resulting in spinal cord injury......he is a tribute to our sport, and good on him

Anonymous said...

Great award for a great guy