This award is for love and passion. The nominees for the award were Jose Brown, Seth Adams, and Zander Davidson.
The winner is Zander Davidson!
Zander was new to the academy program this season and he really showed up. He was new to so many things and had some challenges in front of him that didn’t phase him. If it will help his snowboarding Zander will do it. Zander will show up every day and find a way to be productive. He will hike the Keystone quarter all day, skate the bowls in Frisco, and work on getting a new trick on rails all while having a blast all day.
George Hufsmith Award for “Love & Passion” for the Sports
George Hufsmith’s wish was for a scholarship to be established in his name to assist Copper Mountain Ski Team athletes who demonstrated his same “love and passion” for the sport. George was once a kid who showed some promise as an elite athlete, but because he lacked resources, he was unable to pursue his dreams. Prior to his death of rare disease, the Club had no knowledge of George, but George knew about the Team because he often skied at Copper Mountain and “loved watching the kids in the red coats training very hard.” His widow established the award in memory of George, and at one time, the award also included a scholarship for summer camps or projects. This award is presented to one athlete in each discipline who has shown consistent “love and passion” for the sport.