In March of 2002 Wesley College Athletics lost a devoted friend and supporter in the passing of Mrs. Shirley Wentworth. For forty-one years, Mrs. Wentworth had been a fixture in Wesley College Athletics, assisting first her husband and then her son with the Men's Basketball team, but also serving as a devoted fan to all of Wesley's teams.
Those that were privileged to know Mrs. Wentworth would remember her always for what she did, but mostly for who she was. Shirley Wentworth had remarkable integrity, character and morals. She could be counted on to always do the right thing, the compassionate thing, the fair thing. She supported others without fail, and always had an encouraging word, even in the bleakest of circumstances. She did all this while facing her own personal battles with enormous strength and quiet courage. She was, in short, an amazing woman.
To honor her memory, Wesley College Athletics has established the Shirley Wentworth Memorial Award. This honor will go annually to those students who most embody the characteristics that she held so dear. Specifically, the students will demonstrate outstanding sportsmanship, character, courage and commitment.