Order of Merit Awarded to Aaron Sher
Sher has positively impacted USA Field Hockey and its movement toward an olympic medal by serving as the Director of Events on the Board of Directors. From 1993-1998, Sher was an integral part of expanding the National Field Hockey Festival and turning it into the largest field hockey event in the world. This event allows amateur athletes to participate in a nationwide field hockey competition, and in turn helps raise the level of play within the United States. Sher also represented USA Field Hockey globally by serving on an Overview Group at the 1998 FIH World Cup in Holland and by serving on the FIH Executive Board for the past several years.
In addition, Sher has served the broader Olympic Movement by participating in several unique roles. In 1984, he was the Hockey Competition Director of the Los Angeles Olympic Games and in 1996 he was a Consultant and Officials Coordinator of the Atlanta Olympic Games.
"Aaron Sher has been a hockey mainstay throughout his many decades of work. He has inspired thousands to become involved in the sport both within the USA and internationally and he continues his work through his involvement with Pan American committees and additional work in the USA," said Steve Locke, USA Field Hockey Executive Director.