The Vic Masi Award is given and presented by the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation Board of Directors. This award is a special way of recognizing those who have contributed to the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame, to athletics and sports in the city of Elgin, and/or to an Elgin school or schools.

It is a truly special recognition award for those who have served behind the scenes or at the forefront of athletics in Elgin. Thus, the Victor M. Masi Outstanding Service Award will be presented by the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation Board of Directors to a person or organization that has made a significant, long-lasting contribution to the Hall of Fame, the City of Elgin, or its schools. In selecting recipients, voluntary service will be one of the major considerations.

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2023 Victor Masi Award Recipient

Keith Bohlin

Keith Bohlin

KEITH BOHLIN – 2023 Recipient of the Vic Masi Service Award

Keith Bohlin is the 2023 recipient of the Vic Masi Outstanding Achievement Award for
his contributions to youth sports and to Larkin High School athletics. Keith helped build
the baseball diamond and dugouts at the original Continental Little League fields at
Grolich Park in the early 1960’s. Later, he spent several years coaching baseball in the
Elgin Teener League. At Larkin High, Bohlin organized the electrician and other needed
workers and helped build the storage shed at LHS and did the necessary work to get
electrical wiring installed and approved for outside track and field facilities. In addition,
Keith built dugouts for the LHS baseball team and organized the construction of the
concrete floor in the Memorial Field press box. He was active in the Larkin Booster Club
for 15 years, including service as president, and his business sponsored numerous Larkin
athletic teams for many years.

2022 Victor Masi Award Recipient

Michael Ledbetter

Michael Ledbetter

Michael Ledbetter – 2022 Victor Masi Service Award Recipient

Michael Ledbetter is the 2022 recipient of the Victor Masi Service Award for his work in youth sports. He served as a coach for both boys and girls teams starting at t-ball up through senior and big league girls’ levels in the National Little League for 20 years. Michael also coached in the Elgin youth football Pee Wee/Pop Warner program for 16 years. As a volunteer in youth basketball, he worked with kids at the Salvation Army for six years, the City of Elgin program and at Elgin Academy. He has also coached Elgin High football for 13 years and track for 10 years.

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