2017 Earl MacKenzie Award
ecognizes those people involved in sports at least 30 years prior to the year of induction who are worthy of enshrinement

Earl MacKenzie Award
Joe Panik


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.

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