FLW and Goodwill Announce Forrest L. Wood Sportsmanship and Community Leadership Award

   02.01.12

To celebrate their five-year partnership, FLW and Goodwill have created the Forrest L. Wood Sportsmanship and Community Leadership Award that will be presented to the FLW Tour pro who best displays an overall commitment of sportsmanship and community leadership during the 2012 season.

This annual award will recognize the individual who displays an overall commitment of sportsmanship and community leadership, on and off the water, based on ethical behavior, and by exhibiting integrity, class, selflessness, conservation efforts and kindness to others. Self or peer nominations will be accepted. A Goodwill and FLW committee will narrow the nominees and unveil the winner to the community at the Forrest Wood Cup in Duluth, Ga. Aug. 9-12.

“FLW is proud to create this award with Goodwill,” said Kathy Fennel, president, FLW Operations Division. “We pride ourselves on the quality of anglers that fish in our tournaments. It is a privilege to honor one of these outstanding individuals for the work he or she does in his or her hometown and the communities we visit. It is our hope that this award further elevates the high standards of sportsmanship and community service that our anglers, fans and sponsors exemplify.”

“Goodwill looks forward to highlighting the sportsmanship and community service FLW anglers demonstrate in their personal and professional lives,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “We hope their example motivates others to reach out to community-based organizations to volunteer their time and talent to create positive impacts in local communities.”

From conservation to community strengthening, Goodwill and FLW care about the anglers, sponsors and millions of fans that enjoy FLW tournaments. The same values that brought them together as partners will inspire the high standards of this award.

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