J. Freeland Chryst Award

If there ever was a guy dedicated to celebrating sports, it was J. Freeland Chryst. From the 8th Ward Athletic Club to the Old-Timers Athletic Association to the J. Freeland Chryst Athletic Achievement Awards, J Chryst's ambition was to recognize those Lancaster Countians who pursued — and achieved — excellence and success on fields, courts and courses.

Chryst's passion for sports also grew into various philanthropic efforts around the county, including McCaskey's J. Freeland Chryst Football Scholarship, and the funding of the construction of Chryst Pavilion at McCaskey.