SPORTS AWARDS NOMINATIONS

Recognizing local athletes and game changers

Applications now OPEN 

Winners are chosen by the Sports Commission Advisory Committee and reviewed by Olympia & Beyond Sports Commission's board of directors.

Women's and Men's Sports Star of the Year (College)

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Nominees must be a female or male athlete enrolled full-time at any time from Spring 2019 to Spring 2020 in a Thurston County college or be a native to Thurston County. Nominees must also have participated for a minimum of one year in at least one collegiate sport, exemplify strong leadership, dedication and sportsmanship with good school behavior.

Girl's and Boy's Sports Star of the Year (High School)

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Nominees must be a female or male athlete enrolled full-time in a Thurston County high school. Nominees must also have participated for a minimum of one year in at least one organized sport (high school, club, etc.), exemplify strong leadership, dedication and sportsmanship with good school behavior.

Contributor of the Year

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Nominees must be passionate about the growth and success of sports in Thurston County and can include coaches, nonprofit organizations providing sports access to community individuals and/or large monetary donors to sports initiatives. Nominees must have demonstrated a commitment to sports during the time between Spring 2019 and Spring 2020. Open to all ages.

Sports Moment of the Year

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Nominees can be a team or individual that has achieved national or local recognition for their sports moment from Spring 2019 to Spring 2020. Nominations should highlight an inspiring story, outstanding sportsmanship during a single game, match or event or a championship performance by a team or individual.

Senior Athlete of the Year

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Nominees must be 50 years or older and exemplify a commitment to health, wellness and physical fitness. They will inspire others with their competitive and recreational athletic achievements. Nominees must reside in Thurston County for a minimum of one year.

Thurston County Sports Legend

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Nominees must be an individual (5 years removed from High School) that was born or resided in Thurston County for a minimum of five years and must be passionate about the growth and success of sports in Thurston County. The nominee must have maintained and continue to maintain ties to Thurston County through philanthropic events and/or financial donations to support sports in the community. Nominees would have had a significant impact in the Thurston County sports community and could have played either collegiate or professional sports.