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News: All Heart Parks Advocate of the Year Award Seeks Nominations

Date Published Author
2/27/2023 12:00:00 AM   

New All Heart Parks Advocate of the Year Award Seeks Nominations

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CT – [February 27, 2022] – The City of Bristol is accepting nominations for its first All Heart Parks Advocate of the Year Award. Mayor Jeffrey Caggiano, the Department of Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services, and the Board of Park Commissioners will be recognizing a volunteer in the community that has made significant contributions to improving the quality of the Bristol park system.

“Over the years so many community members have donated, volunteered their time, and contributed to making the Bristol park system one of the best in the state,” explained Josh Medeiros, Superintendent of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services, “This new award program is designed to recognize outstanding contributors that have really gone above and beyond to make significant contributions to the park system”.

Community members are encouraged to nominate individuals who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to parks and recreation in the form of land, money, services, equipment, in-kind labor or other relevant forms of donation or assistance rendered. While active commissioners and current elected city officials do not qualify, past commissioners and city officials may be considered. Applications are open through March 31, 2023 and those interested in applying for or submitting a nomination for the award can access the form at

The award recipient will be honored at the 2nd Annual Dinner on the Diamond Fundraiser on May 13, 2023 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at Muzzy Field. Individual and couple tickets for Dinner on the Diamond are now open to the public at and provide a rare view from the playing field with tables set up on the infield. Each table will seat eight people and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, with tickets starting at $125 for individuals and couple tickets priced at $225. Attire is business casual/cocktail and guests are encouraged to use caution if planning to wear heels. The rain date for the event is Saturday, May 20th.  

Sponsorship opportunities are still available and more information on Dinner on the Diamond is available at For table and sponsorship inquiries, or to reserve a table, please contact