2014 Play Healthy Awards

The Partnership at Drugfree.org, in conjunction with Major League Baseball Charities, invites you to nominate extraordinary youth sports coaches and student athletes. Maybe they have inspired others to give it their all, made the team smile after a defeat or shown exemplary character and integrity both on and off the field. You tell us.

Each winner — one youth sports coach and one student athlete — will receive an exciting trip for him/herself and one special guest to New York City!
Each winner's complete gift package will include:

A trip for 2 to New York City
2 tickets to The Partnership at Drugfree.org Gala at Gotham Hall on Thursday, November 20th, 2014 where the winners will be honored. Winners must attend or send a representative.
$500 gift card to a New York City sporting goods store to be determined
A plaque presented by Major League Baseball Charities and The Partnership at Drugfree.org
The opportunity to be featured prominently on The Partnership at Drugfree.org website, www.drugfree.org
To participate, fill out the entry form and tell us what makes the youth sports coach or student athlete you know extraordinary.

Judging Criteria for Nominees

Our panel of judges will be looking for coaches and players who:

Value, and are committed to fair, drug-free play and an overall healthy lifestyle
Understand the importance of teamwork
Demonstrate excellent leadership in sports by empowering, encouraging and helping others
Display integrity and maintain a positive attitude both on and off the field
Strive for personal excellence, regardless of natural athletic ability or experience

The Commissioner's Play Healthy Awards celebrate and recognize one youth sports coach and one student athlete who each embody the spirit of teamwork, dedication, leadership, hard work, fun and a healthy, drug-free lifestyle — regardless of won-loss records. Young athletes and their coaches are an integral part of our communities and are essential to instilling important lessons in others about playing fair, both on and off the field.

*For a complete set of rules, including those on prizes and restrictions, see the official rules on www.drugfree.org/playhealthy

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