The Connie Rideout Award
|Connie Rideout was one of the earliest members of the Keswick Ladies Slo-Pitch League. Here’s how one player described what made her special: “On the field she was alway laughing, supporting all the players even the ones on the other teams. To Connie the league was not about winning or who was the best player… it was always about having fun and meeting with friends. I never saw her in a bad mood. When she got sick no one knew because she was still the same person – positive and supportive – and even though she knew she was dying she never changed her outlook on life.”
Connie lost her battle with colon cancer, but her positive attitude and enthusiasm for life is remembered and admired by those who still play in our league today. That is why in 1999 the Connie Rideout Award was created in her memory. Each year players are asked to nominate one player in the league who exemplifies the type of player Connie was.
2017 – Kelley Fletcher