Annual Awards Nomination
Special Olympics Vermont annual awards recognize individuals and groups within our movement that have gone above and beyond to contribute to the overall mission of the organization. Selected nominators will be contacted for additional details about the nominee’s accomplishments, challenges and commitment. Award nominations are accepted year-round, and awards are presented on an annual basis.
About the Nominee
Rookie of the Year – A athlete who has shown skill and determination during their first year of participation
Unified Partner of the Year – A unified partner that goes above and beyond the playing field to promote social inclusion and change.
Most Improved Athlete of the Year – An athlete who has gained new skills and shown significant growth in their ability during training and competition
Athlete Sportsmanship Award – An athlete who consistently demonstrates good sportsmanship by playing fair, respecting others and handling victory or defeat with grace and dignity
Athlete of the Year – An athlete who truly represents sharing, skill, courage and joy
Coach of the Year – A certified SOVT coach who has demonstrated a high degree of commitment to athletes through development and implementation of a quality sports training program
Unified Champion School of the Year – A school based program that has demonstrated the concepts of and adheres to the philosophy of Unified Sports and Project UNIFY
Volunteer of the Year – An individual or group (student or adult) who has demonstrated enthusiasm and dedication for SOVT through an event or program support role
LETR Volunteer of the Year – A law enforcement or public safety professional who has demonstrated enthusiasm and dedication for the Law Enforcement Torch Run and has made significant impact on SOVT
Why are you nominating this person?*
Briefly describe the nominee’s impact on and/or service to Special Olympics Vermont
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