January 30, 2017 | News
The 2016 Lionel Dubay Youth Sports Award, in honor and memory of Lionel Dubay, recognizes a Zionsville resident making significant contributions to a youth sport in Zionsville. The award was presented to Troy Hobick. Troy (pictured center with his wife, Tami on the left) was presented with a plaque by Lionel’s wife, Gwen Dubay (pictured right).
Mr. Hobick’s nominator, Ron Schulte, said of the recipient, “Troy is well deserving of this honor. He has been very active in the youth sports of the community and school systems as his two sons moved through the various programs. These programs included both Sport and music programs. I feel his major donation to the Zionsville youth was when he undertook a 3 year project of reshaping, sodding and draining the Lions park youth diamonds. This made them safer and also reduced the days when the diamonds were unused due to water issues.”
“Troy has been involved in youth sports literally forever. I can’t think of a time I haven’t seen him at the fields.” –Liz Ellis, Zionsville Little League Secretary
Dave Hamernick, friend and neighbor of the Dubay’s, stated: “Troy has been a very active, supportive and committed behind the scenes volunteer.”
CFBC is honored to hold this special fund here at the Foundation. The award includes a grant to the Zionsville youth sports program of the recipients choosing. Troy has chosen the Zionsville Little League to receive the grant.
Dubay Award History and Nominee Information:
The Lionel Dubay Youth Sports Award was established in memory of Lionel Dubay, who was an active parent and vital supporter of youth sports in Zionsville. Sadly, Lionel passed away in 1985, but through this award, his spirit of giving back to his community lives on. The award was endowed through community donations from friends and family to annually recognize and reward a coach or active supporter of youth sports in Zionsville. It includes a plaque and cash donation to the award winner’s youth sports organization of choice. Past recipients include Matt Chappell, Todd Schulte, Ken Kocher, Jeff Collins, Leslie Sherman, Jade Marsh, Kay Mikesky, Bob Richmond, Budd Glassberg, Mark Stevens, Martha Randel, Phil Isenbarger, Mike Garrett, Greg Kirkham, Rick Fiege and Bob Walters.
The 2017 Lionel Dubay Youth Sports Award nominations are now open.
Access the form here: 2017_Lionel Dubay Youth Sports Award Nomination Form. Nominees may be coaches, team moms, active supporters, etc.-anyone who has made an ongoing commitment or significant contribution to youth sports in Zionsville. Candidates may represent any type of youth sport serving the Zionsville area. Direct questions to Kristi Reynolds, Kristi@communityfoundationbc.org.