2017 Awards Dinner Nomination Form

2017 Awards Dinner Nomination Form
Award nominations are open to all persons and programs associated with Special Olympics New Jersey who have made distinguished contributions during the 2016-17 program year. All selections will be made by the Awards Committee, at its sole discretion, from nominations submitted via this form. 
Special Olympics New Jersey is excited to hold the 2017 Awards Dinner at a new venue this year.

The 2017 Special Olympics New Jersey Awards Dinner will be held Friday, November 17, 
at the Hyatt Regency in Princeton.

Dinner will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.

All nominations are due by 11:59 p.m., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11th.



Please refer to the following categories and award names when completing page 2 of this form.
Individual
Special Olympics New Jersey Hall of Fame
For an individual with at least 10 years of involvement with Special Olympics New Jersey who has advanced the Special Olympics movement in one of the categories of sports and training, fundraising or public awareness. Please provide three (3) references. 

Lifetime Achievement Award
For an individual with at least 15 years of involvement with Special Olympics New Jersey who has demonstrated a lifetime of commitment and compassion to the athletes of Special Olympics New Jersey. 
Support
Local Training Program of the Year
For the best example of high quality sports training for Special Olympics athletes.

Family of the Year
For the family of a Special Olympics athlete that has demonstrated unique and outstanding support of the Special Olympics movement and athletes.

Coach of the Year
For an individual coach in any Special Olympics sport who has demonstrated a high degree of technical skill and personal commitment to preparing athletes for participation in Special Olympics events.

Volunteer of the Year - State
For exemplary voluntary action by an individual to the Special Olympics program at state competition and events.

Volunteer of the Year - Area
For exemplary voluntary action by an individual to the Special Olympics program at Area competition and events.

Volunteer Group of the Year
For exemplary voluntary action by a group to the Special Olympics program.

Play Unified Award
For a school that has demonstrated a superior commitment to inclusion, acceptance, respect, and dignity for all by integrating Special Olympics initiatives into their school programs and culture, and embracing the motto, "Play Unified. Live Unified."
Athlete
Athlete of the Year
For Special Olympics New Jersey athletes - one from each of the 13 Areas - who have shown determination and dedication to training and an increased proficiency in any sport at any competition level. Each Area Committee will be responsible for choosing one athlete from its respective Area to be recognized at the Awards Dinner. All Athlete of the Year nominations will be sent to the respective Area Director(s).
Special Recognition
Spirit Award
For individuals who have advanced the mission of Special Olympics programs through year-round support and innovation.

LETR Recognition Award
For an individual who has demonstrated a superior contribution to the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey.

The Bessie Perlman Achievement Award
For an athlete who has demonstrated a dedication to sportsmanship and success in the community.

The S. Michael Higgins Special Olympics Scholarship
For an athlete who has demonstrated dedication to sport through a commitment to training. Please include how the scholarship can be used to advance or continue the athlete's training or education.
2017 Awards Dinner Nomination Form
Please check the spelling of your nominee's name and address are correct. Submit a separate nomination form for each individual or group. Complete all sections and attach supporting material(s), if applicable.
Part A - Your Information
Information of person completing this form.





Part B - Nominee Information
Information of person(s)/group(s) you are nominating for an award.












Part C - Category/Name of Award
Information regarding the person(s)/group(s) you are nominating for an award.






2017 Awards Dinner Nomination Form
Part D - Description
Narrative on the person(s)/group(s) you are nominating for an award.



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