SPORTS AWARDS NOMINATIONS
Recognizing local athletes and game changers
Winners are chosen each year by the Sports Commission Advisory Committee and reviewed by the Experience Olympia & Beyond board of directors. Nominees and winners will be recognized November 3 at a time and location to be announced.
College Sports Star of the Year — Womens & Mens
One female and one male athlete will be awarded. Nominees must have been enrolled any time from Spring 2021 to Spring 2022 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 SPORTS STAR OF THE YEAR — GIRLS & BOYS
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 2021 and Spring 2022. 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 serve to increase or improve sports access in Thurston County. Nominees must have demonstrated a commitment to sports during the time between Spring 2021 and Spring 2022. Open to all ages.
SPORTS MOMENT OF THE YEAR
Nominees can be a team or individual that has achieved local or national recognition for a sports moment that occurred from Spring 2021 to Spring 2022. Nominations should highlight an inspiring story, outstanding sportsmanship during a single event (match, game or championship) by a team or individual.
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).
Check out our past nominees and winners!