Joe Panik has has won the Earl MacKenzie award, with
recognizes contributions to the establishment of a sport
from its infancy to mature state within the community.
A former SMAA baseball chairman, Panik enhanced
registration, especially at the T-ball and novice levels
and reorganized the travel program.
He also played a key role in reviving the juvenile,
junior and senior levels of baseball in Sarnia.
Over 60 years he has done it all, from raising funds and
umpiring games to coaching, managing, running
tournaments, serving as an executive and more.