A Cowichan Valley man known for his work with kids in sports is getting a special award.

Bill Keserich, aka Mr. Soccer, is this year’s winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award which will be presented at the Black Tie Awards in April.

The president of the Duncan-Cowichan Chamber of Commerce is Julie Scurr.

Speaking of the Black Tie Awards, Jan. 31st is the last day to nominate a top entrepreneur, business or volunteer in the Cowichan Valley.