Picture: Banquet Room Panaramic View (from front right corner of room)
The 33rd Annual Chargers Soccer Club - Clearwater Spring Awards Banquet was held on May 2nd, 2017. Above is a panoramic view of the banquet room.
Nearly 700 in attendance it was a great time sharing time with fellow CLW Charger members, great food and a recognition of many players.
All graduating seniors were recognized and 7 Life Time Member Awards were presented to graduating seniors who have played their entire competitive career (U13+) with the Chargers CLW. They were: Armin Bajric, Adra Fancher, Ramiro Garza, Griffin Harris, Alex Huddleston, Kyah van Deutekom & K.B. Wiener. All pictured here with DOC, Peter Mannino. Congratulations to all!!
Also, Eight-Four (84) new 3-Year Century Pins were awarded. Prior to this year's event, there have been a total of 1,220 awarded over the years.
In the early years of the club, this award was given to a player who had played a minimum of 100 games which, back then, usually took place in 3 years, thus, the name Century Pin. Teams today can play 100 games in a much shorter period of time so, as time has evolved, the name Century Pin has been retained but the Award is given to a player who plays 3 years for the Chargers CLW campus. No one is actually counting the games, but rather, the years a player is loyal to the club. So, the Century Pin is awarded to players who have faithfully completed their 3rd competitive season, no matter what the age. The award is small in stature but large in value as it shows the commitment so many have demonstrated to the club over such a long time.
Congratulations to all!!