Matt Dobek Special Recognition Award

In 1989, the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame established its Special Recognition Award, as a means of recognizing those individuals, that have demonstrated dedication, devotion and service to sports, in extraordinary  but frequently unheralded ways. In 2010, by vote of the Board of Directors, the award was re-named in honor of  former Detroit Pistons’ Public Relations Director Matt Dobek. The award is presented annually at the  NPASHF Induction Banquet.
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1989
2002
Mike Sitkowski
Ted Klamerus
Tony Lutomski
Ed Pett
1990
2003
Sue Kruszewski Hardy
Matt Dobek
Bernie Witucki
Frank Suckyta
1991
2004
Joel Mason
Art Robbie
Walt Witucki
George Barcheski
1993
2005
John Gavie
Leo Obloy
Dick Tracewski
Chet Kuskowski
1994
2006
Bernie Holowicki
Ted “Tadziu” Piascik
Chet Jawor
2007
1995
Stan Drall
Dorothy Kukulka
2008
Edward Zalucki
Jerome “Buck” Jerzy
1996
2009
Edith Glusac
Al Sobotka
Mack Phillips
2010
1997
George Eichorn
Hank Gniewek
Nikki Nemitz
Max Kurland
2011
1999
Joe Kopicki
2011 Award Winner
Hamtramck 1959 Little League World Champs
2012
2000
Tom Kowalski
2012 Award Winner
Msgr. Stanley Milewski
2013
Greg Bzura
Edward J. Piszek
2013 Award Winner
2001
 2014
Father Ted Blaszczyk
Jerry Nasiatka
2014 Award Winner
Ron Kalczynski
2015
2016
Lt. Co. Matt Urban
2015 Award Winner
London and Mary Morawski
2016 Award Winner
2017