Mason Sheldrick's involvement spans more than 60 years.
Mason's long history with lacrosse started when he was given his first lacrosse stick at the age of 11. Throughout the next 60 years, he was involved in many aspects of "the fastest game on two feet" ranging from playing the game to serving in many different administrative roles.
During the 1940s, he played bantam, midget and junior lacrosse in Victoria, and was playing for the Senior B Tillicum Lacrosse Club when he was forced to retire as a player in 1947 due to illness. He still remained actively involved in the game as manager and coach of the Tillicums, and later, supporting the Greater Victoria Lacrosse Association in a wide variety of roles.
The majority of Mason's lacrosse years were spent with the Senior A Victoria Shamrocks Lacrosse club. Joining the team in 1955, he was a director for 34 years, served as the team's treasurer for 29 years, as general manager for 11 years and as president for two years. During those years Victoria’s Senior A team won the Mann Cup in 1979, 1983 and 1997.
Along with other local recognition and awards for his service to the sport over the years, he received the Outstanding Executive Award from the Western Lacrosse Association in 1993, and in 1997 he was inducted into the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame.
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