Her Majesty The Queen has recognized Patty Petty in her annual Birthday Honours Iist.
Petty received the Queen’s Certificate and Badge of Honor award for her services to the Sport of Triathlon.
The Governor, John Rankin CMG, said, “I am pleased to congratulate each of the recipients for their distinguished service and well-deserved awards. Each has made a very valuable contribution to the community in their respective fields and their achievements should be rightly celebrated”.
Petty has been a dedicated volunteer for the Sport of Triathlon for the last 38 years.
She was one of the founding members of the Bermuda Triathlon Association in 1981. She has served in numerous capacities within the Association including as Team Manager for over 23 international triathlon events between 1990 and 2013, including at the World Championships, Commonwealth, Olympics and Pan Am Games.
Petty served as a Technical official for the International Triathlon Union, the world governing body for the sport, between 2006 and 2018. As the only ITU qualified Technical Officer in Bermuda, Petty organized the first official clinic in 2017. This clinic qualified 16 officials in preparation for the Continental Cup held in Bermuda in 2017 and the subsequent World Triathlon Series event in 2018.