When Doyle Blasingame looked at all those who made significant contributions to the Northwest Louisiana District Senior Olympics in 2010, he found himself in a quandry.
Bette Turner, the organization’s treasurer and secretary had a very good year. But Bette had won just about every award the organization had to offer in past years and in 2010 she just kept scaling new heights. “I had to come up with something new,” Blasingame, the District’s coordinator said. So he created a new award–the Most Valuable Player trophy.
And the winner is Bette Turner.
Her work with our data base and with our bookkeeping was top notch, Blasingame said as he presented Bette with the award at the dinner and dance to close out the competitive schedule. Bette also opened doors to new sponsors through the year, instrumental in bringing in gifts from Willis Knighton Health System and State Farm Insurance to finance new shuffleboard courts, and obtaining a sponsorship from Horseshoe Casino & Hotel.
“Those were the major gifts of 2010, but she also was there manning the registration table and scoring events, and interesting her church’s choir to perform at our opening ceremonies,” Blasingame pointed out. “The name MVP just fits Bette Turner to a T,” he added.