I feel fortunate to play a small part in the lives of these women who work so hard to do what they love. I'm also humbled by receiving the "Man of the Year" award for my efforts. Being the second person to receive it was an honor as Philzie, the head ref of our league, was the first. Apparently, in order to win the award, you must meet the following requirements:
- Be a man
- Devote time and energy to assist the league
- have ridden on Philzie's motorcycle as either (a) the driver or (b) held on to him tightly while screaming loudly as the two of you speed through Fenway.
At the end of the ceremony, the attendees went their separate ways to barhop, dance, or go home and sleep. I leave the year filled with a profound joy for everything I was fortunate to witness and be a part of, and optimistic for the future.
Here's what the award looks like!