Congratulations to the 2019 AAASP ASPIRE Awards Winners!

Jill BeckettNews

The American Association of Adapted Sports Programs is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 AAASP ASPIRE Awards last night at the ASPIRE Awards Banquet at the Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel.

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All of our nominees were amazing; congratulations to this year’s honorees:
Outstanding Male Athlete – Jesse Cochran, West Georgia Wolverines, Meriwether County, GA and O’lando Hicks, Houston County Sharks, Houston County, GA

Outstanding Female Athlete– Samantha Redd, Clayton County Eagles, Clayton County, GA

Advocacy Award – Delton Schoates, DeKalb County, GA; Beth McLaughlin, Houston County, GA; Dr. Zabrina Cannady, Houston County, GA; Christy Jones, Houston County, GA and Dr. Mark Scott, Houston County, GA

Outstanding Senior Award – Samuel Milliken, Gwinnett Heat, Gwinnett County, GA

School-Based Program – Atlanta Wolfpack, Atlanta Public Schools, Atlanta, GA, and Cibola High School, Albuquerque, NM

Media Award – Gil Tyree, Sports Talk at the Positive Pub, Voice America

Community Based Program – Oglebay Institute’s School of Dance, Wheeling, WV

Gail Hendricks Volunteer Award – Ricardo Applewhite, The Gail Hendricks Volunteerism Award, Clayton County Eagles, Clayton County, GA

Founders Award – Leslie Sweatman, Ben Harbin, Dr. Ralph Swearngin, Ellen Williams, and Dr. James R. Hines.

Service Award – 20+ Years – Robyn Hootselle

Special thanks to our special guests, emcee and host, Sam Crenshaw (GPB, 92.9 the Game, Atlanta City TV, voice of Georgia State Basketball on ESPN3, and guest speaker, #1 International MegaSuccess TedX Speaker and TV Host, the Unstoppable Tracy Schmitt, as well as our sponsors for making the evening possible:

Kyocera, the Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel, the Georgia Department of Education, Flaghouse, the Georgia High School Association, the AAASP Board of Directors, the National Alliance of Black Interpreters-Atlanta Chapter, Michelle Sims, Floors Sag or Shake?, and Emily and Aloyce Shaw.

For the full list of nominees, and general info on the event, click on the link below: