I’m never quite sure what it really means to everyone else in our organization, but one of the annual traditions we have established at SONM that I really enjoy is honoring our Distinguished Service Award winners. The ceremony itself is somewhat “relaxed,” but the sentiment in which the awards are given is as sincere as it gets.
If you look up the definition of distinguished it reads “characterized by excellence or distinction; of great significance or value.” If I were to write my own definition it would include “farther reaching – longer lasting.”
There are thousands in New Mexico who serve our athletes in a variety of ways and at a variety of levels. To render distinguished service to others each of us must choose to add something that only we can offer – more of ourselves. For those who were honored this year – thank you again. We continue to celebrate you, because who you are in the choice you made has made us better.