The F. R. Feaver Memorial Trophy was first introduced in 1972 and is awarded annually in memory of Frank Feaver who was the OASA Secretary from 1943 to 1956. Frank’s dedication, service and devotion played a major role in the expansion and development of the game of softball. The award is presented to a player, official or officer of any league or association who, in the opinion of the Feaver Awards Committee, has made an outstanding contribution to the game of softball.
2017 F.R Feaver Memorial Trophy Winner: Garry Waugh
The term “Mr. Softball” applies to this recipient in every sense. They have been involved in ball most of their life as a player, convenor, umpire and later as an administrator and promoter of the game.
I have been told he was a great shortstop, a consistent batter and a real team player. As an official he umpired he a lot of Minor and Intermediate games as well O.A.S.A. Elimination Tournaments. As a Convenor he has been supervising tournaments for over 21 years. When they ran a tournament you knew everything would be done well and there would be know issues.
In 1966 he played for the Innerkip Eagles Jr. men’s team winning the O.R.S.A. Jr. Men’s Championship and apparently drove a motorized scooter to the games in the area. In 1968 he played for the Innerkip Eagles Intermediate Men team and that year won the Intermediate C Championship.
In 2009 he was elected to the executive of the O.A.S.A. and worked his way up to become President of the O.A.S.A. Yes you have guessed it our recipient this year is Garry Waugh.
Garry in his two years as President has left a great legacy to the youth of this province with the expansion of the Springboard and School in Schools Program. His other legacy is the inception of the O.A.S.A. Hall of Fame which he was the back bone behind getting it off the ground.
Garry’s other passion is hockey and I am told he is a very good goalie playing for the St. Marys Lincolns in Jr. B and then for Collingwood in the Senior A just to name a couple of the teams. Garry is still playing hockey locally.
Garry Waugh has left some big shoes to fill and it is a real honor and privilege to name him the F. R. Feaver Award winner for 2017.
|1972||Dick Hames, London||1996||Wayne Venning, Port Perry|
|1973||George Thomas, Simcoe||1997||Frank Bender, Orleans|
|1974||Andy Davidson, Stratford||1998||Ron Taylor, Havelock|
|1975||Max Scheff, Willowdale||1999||Cliff Belch, Belleville|
|1976||John Brady, Oshawa||2000||Norm Fraser, North York|
|1977||Leroy Pickard, St. Catharines||2001||Peter Handley, North Bay|
|1978||John Edwards, Jarvis||2002||Al Whitfield, Strathcona|
|1979||Bill Jacko, North Bay||2003||Ken Leonard, Oshawa|
|1980||Roger Bauder, Verona||2004||Bernie Beauregard, Orleans|
|1981||Bill Topping, St. Thomas||2005||Cliff Dunkeld, Stouffville|
|1982||Gordon Martin, Binbrook||2006||Sylvia Ryan, Whitby|
|1983||Keith Fleming, Oshawa||2007||Bill O’Neill, Cobourg|
|1984||Don Prescott, Little Current||2008||Bob Whitfield, Bath|
|1985||Vin Walker, Oshawa||2009||Mary Myers, Gormley|
|1986||Bill Cleland, St. Catharines||2010||John Mather, Oshawa|
|1987||Layton Dodge, Cobourg||2011||Al Harrison, Wingham|
|1988||Bill Martin, Simcoe||2012||Gene Rouselle, St. Catharines|
|1989||Gord Ferguson, East York||2013||Robert Abbot, Huntsville|
|1990||Bill Shaw, Belleville||2014||Gary Wren, St. Thomas|
|1992||Roger Stewart, Grimsby||2015||Dave Reynolds, Napanee|
|1993||Dick Turpin, Cobourg||2016||Mike Goodridge, Port Dover|
|1994||Don Smith, Caledonia||2017||Garry Waugh, Woodstock|
|1995||Harold Godfrey, Fenelon Falls|