Randy and Nancy Nelson have won the first-ever Billet Family of the Year Award, Lincoln Stars president Lori Crocker announced today.
"The Lincoln Stars are honored to name Randy and Nancy Nelson as our Billet Family of the Year," Crocker said. "They have been billets for 19 years now and, as we all know, billets are an immensely important part of our organization. The Nelsons have opened their homes and their hearts for almost two decades to support our players while they work towards their dreams of playing college or professional hockey."
"We want to thank every single family that serves as a billet for our players. We started this award this year to recognize their selflessness," USHL President and Commissioner Tom Garrity said. "While we know every single one of our billet families for all 16 of our Member Clubs welcome our players with open arms as if they're members of their own family, we are excited that going forward, our Clubs will be able to highlight one of these outstanding families each season. Their commitment to shaping these young men's careers and personalities during their time in the USHL is exemplary and we are continually amazed by the dedication they show in serving as a billet family.”
"It has been truly amazing,” Nancy said. "We are blessed to have this honor and the great extended family that has come from our years of housing!