Awarded annually, The George Turrel Spirit Award recognizes an individual who embodies the many ways that spirit inspires and connects our LHA community.

Of the many nominations that Ted Poltoranos received for the George Turrel Spirit Award, this one stood out:

“Since my son started with the LHA and well before then, Ted has been a fixture at Leaside. He has asked for nothing but volunteered for everything.”

Once Ted joined the LHA in 2009, it seems like he did volunteer for everything. Ted could regularly be found behind the bench of a house league or Select game. With two sons in the Association, Ted often played double duty coaching both teams. Ted even took on the daunting and universally unwanted task of House League Convenor, making sure that the house league program ran smoothly through the season. Beyond the many roles Ted played in the organization, Ted is recognized by many families within Leaside as a great contributor to the positive energy and attitude within the Association.

“Ted has been a wonderful spirit at Leaside for many years.”

Thank you, Ted, for all you have given to our community and your many contributions to the LHA.