2010 Special Achievement
Bud Haveling Award

Gerry and Merilyn Benenati

accepting the award Daughter Sherry Cicchini and Granddaughter Rachel.

Gerry and Merilyn Benenati were both involved with local sports for over 20 years.  Gerry coached Ladies Softball, became a member of the Sarnia Broomball Referee Association, Sarnia Umpires Association. He was elected Umpire in Chief and Assigner for Sarnia/Lambton.  Gerry was involved with several organizations and committees: Inter-county baseball association for Southwestern Ontario, Can-Am Tournament, SMAA Umpire Committee, Sarnia Sting Booster club, Michigan Umpires Association and in the winter the Florida Umpire Association.

Merilyn played ladies softball in 1979 and went on to coach the team along side Gerry. In the early 1980ís she was asked to be the team driver for the Jr. Pacer Lacrosse Team, she also was on the board of directos for the Pacers. Merilyn was involved with the Canadian Senior Lacrosse Championship held in Sarnia in 1987.  Merilyn also volunteered at the International Gold bat Tournament, sat on the board for the Can-Am Tournament, SMAA, Sarnia Sting Booster Club.

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