Renaming of the UMHA Volunteer of the Year Award, News (Unionville Minor Hockey Association)

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Renaming of the UMHA Volunteer of the Year Award
Submitted By Karie McDougall on Thursday, April 27, 2017
Marzia Del Bianco first joined the UMHA Board in 2001 and has been everything to this organization over the past 16 years. She is known by a select few as a Hockey Goddess but to many she is known as our very own “Hockey Mom”.   

She has sat in every position on the Board (except for Referee in Chief and Director of House League) and has been a wealth of knowledge, allowing newcomers to the Board to understand the history involved in the decision-making and to always remind us why we are volunteering; The Players.  Each and every current Board member dating back to 2001 has gone to our 'Hockey Mom' for advice and guidance. 

While her hockey resume is long and impressive, it is her calm demeanor, patience and guidance that are most notable.  These strengths have been the building blocks on which this Association has grown since her first year on the Board. 

Marzia has been the pillar of our ‘little world’ and will be hanging up her skates this year to pursue other life adventures. 

Looking back on the record books, it is very difficult to find a UMHA volunteer who has put in as many years of service as Marzia has.  While Marzia may no longer be a member of the Board, she will always remain part of our ‘Little World’.  As a result, the UMHA Board is very proud to acknowledge that the UMHA Volunteer of the Year award will now be affectionately known as the Marzia Del Bianco Volunteer of the Year Award.   

Congratulations Marzia! and enjoy your retirement.
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