On June 12 , I had the honour of presenting a special award to the family of the late Nikki Ross. The Mississauga Sports Council inducted Nikki into the Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame!
Nikki was well known as former president and an umpire and more with Mississauga North baseball Association. She built the women umpire program and encouraged young women to be involved in baseball as umpires and players.
Nikki’s husband Ian and son Matt accepted the award. It was an emotional time as we all miss Nikki’s infectious energy and enthusiasm. I counted her as a friend and still miss her after 6 1/2 years.
She earned her place in the Hall of Fame and I am so proud I had the opportunity to be a part of the ceremony at the Awards Banquet.