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Area/Chapter Award Description and Requirements

The Athlete of the Year should be:

  • 15 year os of age or older
  • Involved with Special Olympics for at least five years

Athlete nominations should be weighed based on the following criteria:

  • Number of sports in which the athlete competes
  • Area and chapter level participation
  • Good sportsmanship
  • Leadership among other athletes
  • Service in the Athlete Leadership Program (ALPs)
  • Participation outside of SOTX such as with school, work or community organizations

Nomination Reminders

At least one supplemental item is required; up to three letters of recommendation and up to two additional items (e.g., certificate, newspaper articles) may be included. Supplemental materials above this number will not be reviewed. All supplemental materials may be returned upon request.

A photo of the nominee is recommended, but will not be considered a supplemental item.

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* SOTX Area
* Nominee First name
* Nominee Last Name
* Nominee Delegation
*Street Address
Address Line 2
* City
* State
* Zip Code
* Nominee Email
* Nominee Phone Number
* Parent/Guardian Name
* What year did the nominee become involved with SOTX?
* List all sports the athlete currently competes in with SOTX.
* What non-sport activities does the athlete do within SOTX?
* What activities does the athlete participate in outside SOTX?
* Has the nominee ever received a SOTX award?
If yes, tell us the award name and year received.
* Testimonial by Nominator
* Nominator First Name
* Nominator Last Name
* Today's Date
* Street Address
Address Line 2
* City
* State
* Nominator Zip Code
* Nominator Email
* Nominator Phone Number
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