ASPIRE AWARDS
“OFF THE SIDELINES…INTO THE GAME”

The Adapted Sports Programs In Recreation and Education (ASPIRE) award recognizes the significant contributions of individuals and organizations that have been central to the mission of making adapted sports programming available to children with physical disabilities. Through these programs, student athletes with physical disabilities across the state reap the physical, social, emotional and academic benefits of competitive athletics resulting in personal and social empowerment.

The ASPIRE award has been established to recognize those who support and advocate on behalf of adapted sports. The award showcases those who stand as role models; individuals, companies and organizations that have taken a proactive and innovative path in support of competitive sports programs for student athletes with physical disabilities.

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN FOR THE FOLLOWING:

ADVOCACY AWARD – presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional efforts toward the needs and rights of individuals with disabilities.

MEDIA AWARD – presented to an individual or organization that provides conscientious coverage and visibility to AAASP’s sports leagues.

COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAM AWARD – presented to an individual or organization that is instrumental in establishing or expanding adapted sports programming.

SCHOOL-BASED PROGRAM AWARD – presented to an individual, school or agency that is instrumental in establishing or expanding adapted sports programming.

THE GAIL HENDRICKS VOLUNTEERISM AWARD – presented to an individual or organization that has demonstrated exceptional efforts in support of AAASP’s sports league.

OUTSTANDING MALE AND FEMALE ATHLETES AWARDS – presented to an individual that has demonstrated exceptional efforts and leadership qualities in the AAASP’s sports league.

OUTSTANDING SENIOR ATHLETE AWARD – presented to a SENIOR in High School that has demonstrated exceptional efforts and leadership qualities in the AAASP’s sports league.

Please call Tommie Storms at (404) 294-0070 with questions or for more information on the nomination process.

Submit your ASPIRE AWARD NOMINATION