DEAN Herd’s mum, Pam, could have been handing out Olympic medals when she presented awards given in her son’s name.
Pam said: “The Olympics has left a legacy to inspire a generation and this is what Dean did and what the winners of the prize will go on to do.
“I can think of no better tribute to Dean.”
Youth pioneer Dean died in November last year, following a battle with cancer.
The first Dean Herd Memorial Prize of a trophy and £150 cash was presented to Spalding Primary School teaching assistant Nathan Shortland, who organises innovative playground activities. Under-tens Spalding Athletic football team coach Lee Fovargue, who was inspired by Dean, was runner-up and also received a trophy.
Pam said: “It was very emotional. The presentation took place exactly nine months after Dean died and on his late father’s birthday. Now the 13th holds a special memory for me.”