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|Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:06 pm Post subject: Quebec Junior Awarded Helena Harbridge Award
|Quebec Junior Awarded CJGA Helena Harbridge Sportsmanship Award
MARKHAM, ON (November 12, 2010) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is pleased to recognize the 2010 winner of the Helena Harbridge Sportsmanship Award.
Shannon Lee Greenshields, 17, of Pincourt, Quebec has earned the honourable distinction for an award that recognizes sportsmanship, dedication, and commitment in the game of golf. The award is named after Helena Harbridge, an outstanding junior golfer and CJGA alum who passed away in 2006 during her freshman year at West Georgia University.
“I am incredibly honoured and very excited about winning this award” said an elated Greenshields. “There are many deserving golfers that I have played with and who are good examples of the traits that Helena exhibited. I feel very privileged to have been chosen” she added.
Shannon, a member at Summerlea Golf and Country Club just west of Montreal, enjoyed some success this year as she finished 8th on the Golf Quebec Order of Merit. “Golf has helped me become who I am today” said Greenshields. “I owe a lot to my parents for introducing the game to me, and to my family for supporting me in every event I play in. I've made some new friends, and I hope to keep playing with them as we grow as better golfers.”
Greenshields still has two more years left as a junior and has the ambition to continue her golf career at a post-secondary institution. “I plan to continue my golf at a very competitive level and hope there may be a golf scholarship available to me as I finish CEGEP and go on to university” she said. “I intend to increase my schedule next season and diversify my play provincially and nationally with the hopes of also qualifying to include some international events.”
Winners of the Helena Harbridge Sportsmanship Award will receive a beautiful custom trophy courtesy of Lorry Moffatt of Classic Awards as well as a free life time membership to the CJGA.
Past Winners of the Helena Harbridge Sportsmanship Award
2006 - Lauren Bowerman-Ritchie
2007 - Juanita Rico
2008 - Jocelyn Alford
2009 - Thea Hedemann
ABOUT THE HELENA HARBRIDGE AWARD
The Helena Harbridge award is an award dedicated to the memory of Helena Harbridge, a CJGA alumna, who passed away in 2006 during her freshman year at West Georgia University. The award exemplifies the traits that Helena exhibited throughout her career, both on and off the course: sportsmanship, dedication, and contribution to the game of golf. Each year, the Canadian Junior Golf Association selects one female junior member for this award. The award recipient will be one that holds the identical characteristics that Helena exemplified. The recipient of the award will also receive a free lifetime membership with the CJGA.
ABOUT THE CJGA
The Canadian Junior Golf Association is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) not-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada. The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is dedicated to providing Canada's junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in competitive golf. Through its six-stage competitive development program that focuses on tournaments, clinics, international competitions, and mentoring programs with PGA Tour professionals, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi-day events for the more advanced golfer. The CJGA acts as a feeder system to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional and recreational golf. For more information please visit www.cjga.com.
The Canadian Junior Golf Association is generously supported by its National Founding Partner, LEXUS.