Porter Wilson Award 2001Stephanie Vigneault - Quebec, Canada
Last year, 2000, was our first year to recognize individuals for outstanding work in girls and women's flag football. This award goes to one person each year who has done the most for the sport. This year marks our second annual presentation for such a person.
As the IWFFA travels around the world, we are fortunate to meet many different people who have different cultures and who have a love for the sport. Many times these people sacrifice their own personal well being for the sake of flag football, making sure their teams or leagues are running. And without these people, those teams and leagues would not exist.
Our second recipient, and first female, goes to an individual who has made a very strong impression on the IWFFA. Her involvement with flag football not only supports the area of Quebec, Canada, but has helped to expand and offer competition to our other teams around the world as the tournament in Quebec has opened competition in Canada to our players. The teams Stephanie supports, have participated in the more IWFFA tournaments in year 2000, than any other team, bringing Canadian competition to many states of the US and allowing the Americans and other international teams to experience their style of playing. This individual supports and promotes a girls division, planting the seed and ensuring the health of our sport. She runs and operates our first sanctioned IWFFA tournament in Canada, which last year, brought in for the first time an American team, indicating that the players from the US are opening the doors for travel to competition.
Quebec Storm - Kelly McGillis Classic Key West, 2001