In presenting the Sportsman of the Year Award, Jester
noted that the late Chris Porter should have gotten this award years ago.
was very involved in the sports level and was very helpful, usually behind the scenes.
"We want his
memory to live on," Jester
The award was "in recognition of his
lifelong dedication and leadership of sportsmen and youth of Massachusetts.
Chris' son, Ryan, accepted the award on behalf of his
thanked the League and related some shooting experiences that he
had with his
During the banquet, Mark Jester recounted how he became a BCLS delegate when he was 23 years old.
mentioned how the late U.S.
At one dinner, Conte suggested that Jester
become involved with the BCLS
The rest is history, with Jester serving as a delegate for 34 years and 18 years as its president.
Having recently stepped down, he
took the opportunity to thank all of the delegates and sportsmen and women who have helped him over the years.
said that he
has developed many close friends that he
never would have met were it not for the League.