Bridgeport, Conn.-The 2010-11 University of Bridgeport women's gymnastics team has been selected as the 2011 City of Bridgeport Sports Person of the Year by the Fairfield County Sports Commission which picks a Sports Person of the Year in each of the 15 communities the Commission serves. The three-time defending USA Gymnastics Team Collegiate Champion Purple Knights will be recognized at the annual Sports Night awards dinner on Monday, October 17 at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich at 6:00 p.m.
In each of the 15 communities, a committee headed by a local town representative of the Commission, selected a Sports Person of the Year. Each winner was deemed to have had the most positive impact in their sports community from Aug. 2010-Aug. 2011.
The Fairfield County Sports Commission is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is the one-stop resource for the sports community in the area, with a mission of promoting fitness and personal development through sports. The Commission, with the exception of the executive director, is an all-volunteer group that gives financial support and its resources back to its communities, primarily focused on the 110,000 school age youngsters it can reach with its fitness awareness education programs.