Ian Sardine and Sabrina Mitchell-Sutton were recipients of awards from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) when the National Olympic Committee (NOC) joined forces with Team Athletics St Vincent and the Grenadines (TASVG) for the 2010 Awards Ceremony.
Sardine (2009) and Mitchell-Sutton (2010) were duly recognised for their respective years of unswerving commitment to the development of sport amongst the youths within their respective communities and across St Vincent and the Grenadines. For this they were each presented with an IOC Youth and Sport Trophy.
Sardine has been best known for his work with children and youths in the sport of football but has also been involved in athletics.
For her part, Mitchell-Sutton has always been a volunteer in her community of Bequia but is now best known for her work in the Basketball there as well as with Adonal Foyle’s annual Kerosene Lamp Foundation’s work in St Vincent and the Grenadines. She is now a very proud representative of this country on FIBA America, the continental body of the international Basketball Federation.
In expressing her gratitude to the NOC Mitchell-Sutton remarked on her sincere appreciation for the recognition given and noted that voluntarism was always expected of her throughout her life. Her involvement in sport is purely for the love of it and not for the accumulation of awards.
The first recipient of this prestigious award was the now deceased Lawrence ‘Larry’ Bascombe, for his yeoman service to the development of youth through sport, especially in the Marriaqua community.