Eldon Bell – Meritorious Service
Volunteering is second nature to Eldon Bell.
Eldon’s involvement in sport as a volunteer, coach and manager has been recognized by various organizations. He has been extensively involved in the sports of hockey and softball.
Eldon has been a volunteer with the Prince Albert Minor Hockey Association for 25 years. He has held various positions over that period including vice-president, tier 1 chairman, coordinator of four different age levels and chairman of many tournaments.
In the sport of softball, Eldon coached for five years, including the Saskatchewan champion 1980 pee wee “A” boys’ M/T Jays.
He is life member of the Midtown Community Club, and the Prince Albert Minor Hockey Association, as well as recipient of that organization’s annual Fred Schmidt Memorial Award for dedication to minor hockey.
In 1987 Eldon was received the Volunteer Recognition Award for Recreation from Saskatchewan Culture and Recreation. He was also Saskatchewan Sport’s Volunteer of the Year in 2000 and winner of the Saskatchewan Hockey Association’s Volunteer Service Award.
To the day of his induction, Eldon could be found volunteering at the Prince Albert Minor Hockey Association’s office.
He can also still be found in the president’s chair of the Midtown Community Club. Thirty years of Eldon’s leadership and commitment to the Midtown Community Club attributed to growth as well as an increase in the recreational activities offered to its members. Eldon’s enthusiasm, encouragement and perseverance created many new facilities for residents of the area.
The Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame is proud to welcome Eldon Bell in the Meritorious Service category.
Inducted into the Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.