Mayor Steve Bach presented a Spirit of the Springs “Celebration” Award to Bob Condron on Monday, May 14, 2012 for his lifetime of achievements and devotion to the United States Olympic Committee.
Mr. Condron is being recognized for 28 years of service to the USOC from 1983-2012. Condron retired as Director of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Media Services Office where he worked 15 of the Olympic Games.
Earlier in his career, he served as the Assistant Athletic Director and Sports Information Director at Southern Methodist University from 1971-1983 and Assistant Sports Information Director at Texas Tech from 1968-1971.
“We established this award to celebrate great achievements for those who bring great distinction to our city and in this case, to our country,” said the Mayor.
“The Spirit of the Springs Award says a lot,” said Mr. Condron. “What this means to me is the city saying thank you for being here for 28 years. This is very meaningful to me.”
Mr. Condron has also recently been awarded the Keith Jackson Eternal Flame Award. This award is presented to an individual who has made a lasting contribution to intercollegiate athletics, demonstrated a long and consistent commitment to excellence and been a loyal supporter of CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) and its mission. Condron is only the eighth recipient of this award which was first given in 1998, but is not given out every year.
The Spirit of the Springs “Celebration” Award is presented when a noteworthy achievement brings great honor and pride to the City of Colorado Springs or has been distinguished at a state, national or international level.