BOXING BC - The Harold Mann Boxing Achievement Award
THE ORIGIN and PURPOSE; by Brian Zelley
In recent years the Harold Mann award has been described as a lifetime achievement award.
The award was never intended to be a lifetime achievement award for individuals. However, the award created by Premier W AC Bennett in 1971 was created as a perpetual award and the correct title as documented in the
February 1985 issue of the BRITISH COLUMBIA AMATEUR BOXING NEWS is "The Harold Mann Boxing Achievement Award". The purpose of the award is to recognize persons that have:
"greatly contributed to the betterment of amateur boxing in British Columbia".
This award does not apply to boxers for their personal achievements, and is not restricted to active coaches or officials. I t may be presented to any person such as coaches, officials or past and present volunteers or members that have CONTRIBUTED TO THE BETTERMENT OF AMATEUR BOXING in BRITISH COLUMBIA.
The "lifetime" tag could not apply to active coaches, officials or volunteers, therefore the use of the word LIFETIME vs GREATLY is a very important distinction.