The Fairfield County Sports Commission announced its 2017 Sports Persons of the Year in each of the 16 communities the Commission directly serves. The local sports honorees will be recognized at the 13th annual Sports Night awards dinner, Monday, Oct. 16 at the Stamford Marriott at 6 p.m.

In each of the 16 towns, a committee headed by a local town representative of the Commission, selected a Sports Person of the Year. Each winner was deemed to have had the most positive impact in their sports community from Aug. 2016-Aug. 2017.

The Sports Persons of the Year for Darien was the boys lacrosse team, which finished No. 1 in the country according to the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse rankings.

For New Canaan, it was the girls golf team. The Rams won the state championship in 2017.

With the 16 new honorees, the FCSC has honored a total of 199 local sports persons.

The Fairfield County Sports Commission is a 501c (3) non-profit, charitable and educational organization dedicated to promoting youth fitness and an active, healthy lifestyle, as well as personal development through sports. The Commission, which is an all-volunteer organization except for the executive director position, is the one-stop resource for the sports communities in the county. The focus of the Commission is creating and supporting programs for fitness and nutrition awareness education,

For more information concerning tickets and sponsorship opportunities for Sports Night, visit www.fairfieldcountysports.com or call Tom Chiappetta at 203-984-4806.