Although the 39e edition of the Sport-Tribute Desjardins gala be put on hiatus due to the current pandemic, the Board of Directors of Sport-Hommage Mauricie nonetheless wishes to highlight sports excellence and community involvement in the sports sector. This is why the usual gala will give way to a virtual edition under the name of the “Desjardins Sports-Tribute Favorite Evening”.
The objective of this initiative is to recognize the athletes, coaches, managers, administrators, volunteers and other players in the sports community in the region in the specific context of 2020.
“The idea first, is to tell the entire community of the world of sport that it is not because we are living a pandemic that we have to give up,” launches the president of the Sport corporation -homage, André Beauchesne.
“It was absolutely important for us to highlight the achievements despite the fact that several athletes were unable to practice their favorite sport and, what is more, important to give scholarships as well. We know that there are moms and dads who are going through this exceptional situation and for some, it is not easy financially. ”
In order to highlight the commitment and the salient actions that took place, among others, during confinement, the sports community is invited to send their story (community involvement in the sports environment or sports performance) by completing the online form via the https://www.urlsmauricie.com/soiree-sport-hommage-2020/.
“We cannot give out so many prizes since we will not have Quebec, Canadian, International and Team Sports categories. It is a frustration for many athletes, teams or organizations, but there are still athletes who have had the chance to practice their sport and perform, ”explains Mr. Beauchesne.
“We know that there is a lot of psychological distress among young athletes and we want, by that evening, to cheer them up and give them a slap on the back so that they continue their excellence and their exploits because they are dear to us. They are ambassadors for the region. ”
For the first time in 40 years, the Sport-Tribute corporation will go to the television side. Indeed, the Desjardins Sports-Tribute Favorite Night will be broadcast on MAtv and NousTV on January 16, 2021.
“We are going to use television for the first time in history. There are several segments that will be pre-recorded while respecting social distancing. Each year, there are athletes who surprise us, but this year, it will be up to us to impress them, ”says the president.
The information needed to submit applications is available on the URLS Mauricie website:
https://www.urlsmauricie.com/programme/sporthommagedesjardinsmauriciefondationclaudemongrain/. Applications are open to all sports practiced in Mauricie and in the municipalities of Center-du-Québec located between the Saint-Laurent River and Highway 20.
The deadline is November 3, 2020 at 4 p.m. For any additional information, you can contact Anabel Plamondon at 819-691-3075 (Ext. 6580) or via [email protected]