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Sarnia Lambton Sports Hall of Fame announces three new winners

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The Sarnia-Lambton Sports Hall of Fame has announced another three award winners.

Ryan Davies and Jace McGrail are co-winners of the Pappy Burr Award, which goes to outstanding students about to enter post secondary education, while Andrew Brimmer is the recipient of the Joe DeRush Award, which goes to athletes with physical disabilities.

Davies is a two-time OFSAA steeplechase champion who maintained a 97 percent average during his four years at Sarnia’s Northern Collegiate. He has also been a volunteer for the Inn of the Good Shepherd, has worked with youth to improve literacy skills and has assisted at local tennis tournaments, among other things.

(Ottawa, Canada—08 June 2023) Ryan Davies of Northern – Sarnia competes in the steeplechase at the 2023 OFSAA Ontario High School Track and Field Championships. Photograph Copyright 2023 \\ / Mundo Sport Images.
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McGrail, of Wyoming, also recorded consistent marks in the 90s while attending Petrolia’s Lambton Central Collegiate. He also volunteers for local Terry Fox Runs, helps local food banks and has collected mitts and hats for the Sarnia Legionnaires Jr. ‘B’ hockey team’s annual Wooly Toss.

At LCCVI he participated in baseball, cross country, hockey, volleyball and track and field.

Brimmer has been with Special Olympics Sarnia for five years, taking part in recreational and basketball, soccer and bowling events. He has also taken part in regional tournaments in all three of those sports.

Players with the Alexander Mackenzie Secondary School Mustangs win a bronze medal at the Special Olympics Ontario School Championship. Pictured are: Emma Wilson, Connor Matheson, Kian O’Keefe, Andrew Brimmer, and Charlie Tower. (Submitted photo)

In addition, he has been a star athlete at the high school level,

The Hall will hold its annual induction dinner October 14 at the Dante Club in Sarnia.

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