Kodiak Daily Mirror - Alaska HOF announces Director s Awards
Alaska HOF announces Director’s Awards
by Daily Mirror Staff
Feb 01, 2013 | 8 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
NBA player Mario Chalmers and the Nunaka Valley girls softball team were among four winners of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Director’s Award, announced Wednesday.

Chalmers became the first Alaskan to win an NBA championship when the Miami Heat won the 2012 title. He was given the male Pride of Alaska Award, which honors consistent excellence in athletic competition.

The Nunaka Valley girls softball team, composed of 12 to 14 year olds, won the female Pride of Alaska Award for winning the a world championship in 2012.

Don Dennis won the Joe Floyd Award, which honors an individual for significant and lasting contribution to Alaska through sports.

Dennis took over as general manager of the Alaska Goldpanners of the Alaska Baseball League in 1967 and is now the team’s chief operating officer.

Paul Tandy received the Trajan Langdon Award for leadership, sportsmanship and inspiration.

Tandy, a sophomore at West Anchorage, won five wrestling matches during the 2011-12 season despite being blind.

Director’s Award recipients will be recognized on a plaque at the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame gallery at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International airport.

They will also be recognized at the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Anchorage Museum on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Contact the Daily Mirror sports department at sports@kodiakdailymirror.com.
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