The Becky L’Homme Memorial Award
The Becky L’Homme Memorial Award is awarded each year at the provincial championships. It is presented to a coach who exemplifies the leadership and dedication to the sport and their community. The award is named after the late Becky L’Homme former athlete, and more recently dedicated coach. Becky was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at one month old (as her older sister had already been diagnosed), and fought the disease for 25 years. Although she was battling CF Becky was dedicated to the sport of skipping. She attended practices and always pushed the skippers to their best potential. Becky’s heart made her the coach she was, it was most important to her that the kids enjoy & have fun first & foremost, even at competition.
The Kelly Davidson Memorial Award
The Kelly Davidson award is awarded each year at the provincial championships. It is presented to an athlete who exemplifies the sportsmanship, leadership and dedication to the sport and their community. The award is named after the late Kelly Davidson. Kelly was an energetic, creative and motivated athlete, who loved our sport. She had strong leadership skills and never failed to achieve personal goals. From the moment she entered the gym till the moment she left the gym, Kelly was always trying her hardest and helping other jumpers out. Kelly was a very good student who was also very involved both within her school and community.
Kelly Davidson left her mark in the Jump Rope World. She was an eager participant and was filled with Jump Rope Spirit. I was very fortunate to have coached Kelly. Although she seemed quiet and calm, she had a certain drive to try her hardest and do her best as an individual and as a teammate. When she was out on the gym floor, her motivation and hard work was an example for everyone to follow, she amazed me (Ashley Colasanti, Jump Rope Xtreme).
Going forward into the 2017 season, ORSO will no longer be accepting nomination for this award. The recipient will be determined at the Provincial competition by a committee who will be dedicated to watching how athletes interact with fellow competitors, their willingness to assist others, share with other athletes and their overall enthusiasm for the sport.
The Bonnie Popov Spirit Award
The Bonnie Popov Spirit award is awarded each year at the provincial championships. It is presented to an individual who exemplifies the Spirit of Jump Rope. The award is named after Bonnie Popov, a past president of ORSO, for her great dedication an enthusiasm for Jump Rope. The winner must show enthusiasm for the sport through coaching, judging, or other activities. This award is limited to non-competitive athletes, coaches, parents, managers, etc.
ORSO Scholarship Application
The Ontario Rope Skipping Organization is proud to provide one scholarship of $1,000.00 to an athlete graduating from secondary school and will be continuing their education at either a college or university. The successful applicant must show proof of registration/acceptance at a university or college prior to receiving the scholarship money. The deadline to submit an application for the 2017 scholarship is February 20th, 2017.
Please see the application form for the application requirements.