|Coach Tim Griffin with Sean Ramsure|
Sean Ramsure,a senior at Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay, receivedThe Courage Award at the Annual Banquet of Board 130 of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO) at the Danversport Yacht Club on March 27th. IAABO is a national professional organization for officials of basketball games. Our local IAABO Board 130 consists of 400 members who officiate at games for independent and public schools from grammar school to high school and college levels in the Northeast area ofMassachusetts. The Courage Award was established in 2001, and since then it has been presented annually to one or more individuals who have overcome significant obstacles in pursuit of his or her love for and participation in the game of basketball.
From many nominations for The Courage Award, Sean was one of two students honored at the banquet which was attended by approximately 150 IAABO Board 130 members along with guests and award recipients. Attending with Sean was his mother, Dawna Ramsure-Carter; grandfather, Richard Woodson; brother, TyJahe Carter;Ralph Brooks, Athletic Director; Tim Griffin, Basketball Coach;Mara White, Administrative Director; and Susan Morris, Enrollment Coordinator.
Sean received a standing ovation when he received his award and again after his acceptance speech. It was a meaningful and special moment for those representing Waldorf High School to see Sean, from one of the smallest schools included, honored in this event.