Maurice Gleeson received the 'VicHealth Active Recreation Initiative of the Year' Award for BSRV's 'Virtual Health & Wellness Program' at the Victorian Sports Awards on behalf of BSRV.
Maurice said “I would like to thank Vicsport and the Victorian Government for making these awards available which recognise both individuals and organisations for their endeavours to make a positive difference. Our thanks to BSRV staff, supporters, volunteers and participants who collectively work together to achieve our mission of providing sporting and recreational activities for people who are blind and vision impaired. 2021 was challenging for many people, but through these programs we have been able to link many people who were isolated, not only in Victoria but throughout Australia.”
About the 'VicHealth Active Recreation Initiative of the Year' Award.
This award recognises the work of individuals, clubs, teams, groups or organisations (including SSAs) who have succeeded in enabling more people to participate in active recreation. This could be through a single initiative, event or longer-term initiative (i.e. program, project or campaign) implemented within the past 2-3 years which has provided significant benefit to Victorian sport during 2021.
[Image description: Screen shot of the presentation screen at the awards displaying text that reads VicHealth, Active Recreation Initiative of the Year Winner, with an inset group photo of BSRV participants and volunteers with Maurice Gleeson in the centre taken at the National Tennis Centre. The second image shows Maurice Gleeson, BSRV President and CEO, being presented with the Award with Vice President Gillian Manson standing to the left of him.]