The Club Fat Ass Media Spirit Award (also known as the "Porker Plaque") is intended to recognize the media outlet (print, radio, television) that demonstrates the most "spirit" at a designated Club Fat Ass event.
The award roams from event to event. Two Club events each year will be nominated as media spirit events by the Club Steering Committee. The award was created and awarded for the first time in October 2006. Click on the links at the bottom of this page for background on the winners.
To be eligible, the winner(s) must work for the media. The role can be reporter, but it can also be reception, advertising sales, administration or any other role within the company.
Judging is done by a the Club Fat Ass Steering Committee based on a complex algorithm that measures "spirit".
What is "spirit"?
It can mean participation. For example, a radio station sends it's whole staff to the event. It can mean enthusiasm, as in eagerness to try a trail run for the first time or wearing a costume or being just plain keen about being at the event. It can mean promoting the values of Club Fat Ass by demonstrating good sportsmanship, environmental friendliness and inclusiveness.
Background on the Trophy
The idea for this award came from Peter Parrish, the Chair of the CFA Steering Committee. Thanks to everyone on the Steering Committee for distributing the challenge to their friends and associates in the media. Terry Mullen, a retired lawyer, hockey player, woodworker and friend of the Club crafted the wooden plaque from cherry and oak. Johanna Jackson contributed her piggy bank, and her Dad sprayed it gold and glued it to the base.