Kathy Ludwig Receives Wheelchair Basketball Canada 2018 True Sport Award

Wheelchair Basketball Canada announces 2018 award winners

(May 5, 2018 – MARTENSVILLE, SK.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada proudly announced the names of its major award winners on Saturday evening at its 2018 annual awards banquet as part of the festivities of the 2018 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) National Championship in Martensville, SK.

Cindy Ouellet and Patrick Anderson were named Athletes of the Year and Benjamin Palmer was awarded Junior Athlete of the Year, while Joelle Buckle was honoured with the Leadership Excellence Award and Kathy Ludwig received the True Sport Award.

The award winners each exemplify fair play and sportsmanship while committing to values of inclusion. They are leaders in their communities, positive role models, and they display superior performance in their respective disciplines.

True Sport Award: Kathy Ludwig (Brampton, ON)

This year’s ‘True Sport Award’ recipient, Kathy Ludwig, has been a wheelchair sports coach in Ontario for over 25 years at both the grassroots level and provincial level. She founded the Blazers Wheelchair Sports Group and its multi-sport program for youth in 1992 and launched the Blazers wheelchair basketball program in 2001. The club later merged with Cruisers Sports in 2008, where Kathy took on the role of Director of Basketball on the Cruisers Board of Directors while continuing to coach the multi-sport and basketball programs. She has been the head coach of the Cruisers Suns competitive team since its inception in 2008.

About Wheelchair Basketball Canada

Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sports governing body responsible for the organization of the sport in Canada. It is a non-profit, charitable organization that is committed to excellence in the development, support and promotion of wheelchair basketball programs and services for all Canadians from grassroots to high performance. Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport in which Canada is held in high esteem around the world for winning a combined six gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in the last six Paralympic Games.