Judy Devlin Fund Now Open for Application until May 27th
Remember Northeast players Sameera Gunatileka and Vincent Nguy from Maryland? During 2008 to 2011, they trained hard and performed well to earn their slots in Team USA for various BWF events including the Pan Am Championships (team and individual event), Thomas Cup and World Championship.
In 2012, the Northeast Badminton Association (NEBA) established the Judy Devlin Fund (JDF) for Excellence in Badminton to recognize and encourage similar exemplary performance and to assist with players' expenses with the hope that Northeast USA will be well represented in the World stage in badminton. At the same time, this award hopes to promote volunteerism and sportsmanship.
Yvonne Chern (MA) will serve as the chairperson of 2014 Judy Devlin Fund Committee with Beth Sopka (MA), Lisa Henrich (MD), Sami Saour (NJ), and Yun-Dh Chia-Smith (MD) as members. The 2013 JDF awardees were Clayton Cayen, Alex Cheng, Nicole Frevold, and Alan Shekhtman. Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 27th. The application form and more details on the JDF can be found under Resources.