December 7, 2018
To: Wisconsin High School Hockey Coaches
Re: Hobey Baker High School Character Award
The 18/19 hockey season will be the 14th year of awarding the Hobey Baker Character Award in the state of Wisconsin. Thank you for the great support over the past 13 years.
With your continued support we will continue to recognize great kids for their character and sportsmanship on and off the ice. I hope you are excited to build upon the strong tradition in Wisconsin. I’m asking for your continued support in 18/19.
The goal of the “Hobey Baker High School Character Award” is to develop, recognize, and reward exemplary character and sportsmanship demonstrated by our high school hockey players. This high school level award is a natural extension of the prestigious Hobey Baker Memorial Award given to the nation’s top collegiate hockey player and sportsman. (See Exhibit A)
Each varsity high school hockey head coach should follow the process outlined per Exhibit B, with each coach selecting the member of their team who best exemplifies the characteristics of sportsmanship and character represented by the Hobey Baker Memorial Award. The program does not carry a cost but as a volunteer, non-profit organization, contributions are accepted and encouraged (Exhibit C).
We believe the extension of the Hobey Baker Memorial Award to the high school level is a tremendous way to promote a lasting positive influence on the sport of hockey at the high school level. Winners will be recognized
Thank you in advance for your assistance and efforts in making this a success. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me at email@example.com.
Hobey Baker Foundation
Hobey Baker Award “An Award of Excellence” Exhibit A
THE TRUE SPORTSMAN
The Legend of Hobey Baker
We may never see his like again, but Hobey Baker’s spirit lives on through the Hobey Baker Memorial Award.
CHARACTER BUILDS EXCELLENCE
What is the goal of the Hobey Baker Character Award?
Why have a Hobey Baker Award for high school hockey players?
How are the recipients of this high school “character” award selected?
When will the recipients of this “character” award be announced?
What do the recipients receive?
Criteria for Hobey Baker High School Character Award Exhibit B
A. This award should be presented to the player that best exemplifies the sportsmanship and character of Hobey Baker. Integrity, coachability, selflessness, and citizenship should be considered. This is not a “best player” (i.e., Mr. Hockey) award but a “best kid” award.
B. The award should go to a player from the senior class.
C. Weekly reminders will be sent out to the coaches email address in January 2019.
D. By February 28, 2019 you will receive a plaque that should be presented after the Hobey Baker high school character video is shown at your team awards banquet. (The video introduces the award and cues the presentation of the award.)
E. Please retain the video for next season.
F. Please contact Jim Hayes at 262-388-3160 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Thanks for all you do to support the great game of hockey in Wisconsin.