St. Jude is an organization based on Dedication, Honor, Tradition and Community. We are fortunate that our membership through our players, coaches, volunteers and families value these traits and strive to embody them in all they do.
St. Jude would like to honor and recognize our members who are dedicated to and serve St. Jude, their family and their community through the following awards.
Winners of both awards will be announced at the St. Jude Picnic in August.
Dan Capuano was a St. Jude coach, Chicago fire fighter, father, husband and friend who lived a life of honor, love, and service. He embodied each of the virtues and values that St. Jude strives to teach our youth every day.
To honor and remember Dan, St. Jude and the Capuano family will award an annual service award to a St. Jude player, coach, or volunteer who demonstrates outstanding and selfless service to our community on and off the ice. The award will include a grant equal to one fall player ice fee that may be used to offset the cost of playing hockey at St. Jude.
Nominations for the Dan Capuano Memorial Service Award can be submitted through the St. Jude website and at the link below through June 15, 2017.
St. Jude is currently collecting nominations for the 2017 Coach of the Year. While we have many coaches to thank for their contributions to the club, we are asking you, our St. Jude families, to nominate a coach who has helped you or been instrumental to the development of the club on or off the ice.
Candidates for the award must embody the following qualities:
• Display good sportsmanship toward team, opponents, parents, fans and officials
• Display positive sports experience and teaching methods through the game of hockey
• Display respect for players, opponents, parents, fans and officials in all situations
• Teach positive life skills allowing athletes to benefit from team experience
• Dedicate time both on and off the ice to support community initiatives
The St. Jude membership is encouraged to nominate a coach who meets the criteria. Please submit your nominations by June 15, 2017.