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.
College Sport Star of the Year — Women's & Men’s
One female and one male athlete will be awarded. Nominees must have been enrolled any time from Spring 2019 to Spring 2020 in a full-time 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, and exemplify strong leadership, dedication and sportsmanship with good school behavior.
High School Sport Star of the Year — Girl's & Boy’s
One female and one male athlete will be awarded. Nominees must have been enrolled full-time in a Thurston County high school program between Spring 2019 and Spring 2020. Nominees must have participated for a minimum of one season in at least one organized sport (high school, club, etc.), and exemplify strong leadership, dedication and sportsmanship with good school behavior.
Contributor of the Year
Nominees are passionate about the growth and success of sports in Thurston County. Nominees could be coaches, persons affiliated with nonprofit organizations, individuals, or major monetary donors to sports initiatives that to increase or improve sports access in Thurston County. 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
Nominees can be a team or individual that has achieved national or local recognition for a sports moment that occurred from Spring 2019 to Spring 2020. Nominations should highlight an inspiring story, outstanding sportsmanship during a single event (match, game or championship) by a team or individual.
Senior Athlete of the Year
Nominees must be 50 years or over and inspire or exemplify a commitment to health, wellness and physical fitness through their competitive and recreational athletic achievements. Nominees must have resided in Thurston County for a minimum of one year prior to being nominated.
Thurston County Sports Legend
Nominees must be an individual (five years removed from High School) who resided in Thurston County for a minimum of five years and is 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 will have had a significant impact in the Thurston County sports community (prior or current collegiate or professional sports players may be included).