Bob Everitt To Be Honoured At Dresden Hall Of Fame

Bob Everitt (left), pictured alongside Dave Cameron during a cheque presentation between the Dresden Jr Kings and Dresden Legion, will be recognized as the inaugural Lynn Martin Memorial Award winner.

The late Bob Everitt will be honoured as the first recipient of the Lynn Martin Memorial Award at the 2017 Dresden Sports Hall of Fame.

The beloved Everitt passed away in February at the age of 82 after a lifetime dedicated to local sports.

Bob was one of Dresden’s most recognizable faces and will be acknowledged for consistently demonstrating his passion and support for the Dresden sports community.

Everitt worked as a referee across Sotuhwestern Ontario and Michigan at all levels of hockey including the defunct International Hockey League.

As a baseball coach, Everitt led the Chatham-Kent Concretes to the OBA Senior ‘A’ championship in 1970. The Concretes were inducted into the Chatham Sports Hall of Fame last year.

Bob’s favourite places always seemed to be the ice surface and ball diamond in Dresden. You could often find him watching Dresden’s home games at the arena and the ball park. Bob’s stool at the south east corner of the Lambton-Kent Memorial Agricultural Centre has become a bit of an historical monument.

Away from the ice and the diamond, Bob worked deiligently alongside the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #113 in Dresden, while organizing the annual kid’s fishing derby for more than 25 years.

Tickets for the Hall of Fame, held on Saturday, April 1 at the LKCS gymnasium with NHL Hall of Famer Brad Park as the guest speaker, are just $40. Tickets are available now at McKellar’s Flowers.

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