Volunteer Awards Nomination

*What is this nomination for?

Area/Chapter Award Description and Requirements

The nominee must:

  • Be currently registered as a Class A volunteer
  • Display excellence in all levels of involvement
  • Have been involved with SOTX for at least five years
  • Be a positive role model for the athletes and other volunteers

Area/Chapter Award Description and Requirements

The Athlete of the Year should be:

  • 15 year os of age or older
  • Involved with Special Olympics for at least five years

Athlete nominations should be weighed based on the following criteria:

  • Number of sports in which the athlete competes
  • Area and chapter level participation
  • Good sportsmanship
  • Leadership among other athletes
  • Service in the Athlete Leadership Program (ALPs)
  • Participation outside of SOTX such as with school, work or community organizations

Area/Chapter Award Description and Requirements

The nominee must:

  • Design and implement a minimum of two trainings at the state and/or area level that follow the mission and philosophy of Special Olympics Texas and Special Olympics, Inc.
  • Encourage agrowth and change within the organization
  • Have been a trainer for at least two years
  • Be a current Class A volunteer
  • Have been actively involved with training at the area level
  • Have completed Special Olympics Texas training certification requirements including: a Train the Trainer Course, applicable practicum hours and the annual training re-certification
  • Uphold the spirit of Sportsmanship and love of participation

Area/Chapter Award Description and Requirements

The nominee must:

  • Be currently registered as a SOTX Class A volunteer
  • Have been involved with SOTX for at least two years
  • Be a certified competition or games director

Area/Chapter Award Description and Requirements

For voluntary service in implementing fundraising opportunities at the local, area, or chapter level. 

Area/Chapter Award Description and Requirements

For year-round service or financial backing from a business.

Area/Chapter Award Description and Requirements

  • This award is for the family of a Special Olympics Texas athlete that has made and continues to make a unique and lasting contribution to the lives of athletes.
  • Each nomination must be accompanied by a complete list of all immediate family members.

Area/Chapter Award Description and Requirements

  • For the person, group or organization whose volunteer service has expanded the opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to become involved in the Special Olympics Texas program.
  • The nominee must be currently registered as a SOTX Class A volunteer; the nominee must have been involved with SOTX for at least two years.

Area/Chapter Award Description and Requirements

  • For the civic leader, celebrity or professional athlete who has demonstrated exceptional support to individuals with intellectual disabilities and concern for improving their skills through Special Olympics Texas.

Nomination Reminders

At least one supplemental item is required; up to three letters of recommendation and up to two additional items (e.g., certificate, newspaper articles) may be included. Supplemental materials above this number will not be reviewed. All supplemental materials may be returned upon request.

A photo of the nominee is recommended, but will not be considered a supplemental item.

SOTX Area

Please select

Nominee Information
*First Name
*Last Name
*Address 1
Address 2
*City
*State
*Zip
*Phone
*Email
*Parent/Guardian Name
*Nominee Delegation
*What year did the nominee become involved with SOTX?
*List all sports the athlete currently competes in with SOTX.
*What non-sport activities does the athlete do within SOTX?
*What activities does the athlete participate in outside SOTX?
*How many hours (on average) did the nominee contribute to SOTX this year?
*What additional roles does the nominee perform for SOTX (e.g., chaperone, committee member, etc.)?
*What sport(s) is the nominee involved in with SOTX?
*What sport(s) does the nominee participate in as a Unified Partner?
*What year did the nominee become a trainer/competition director with SOTX?
How many competitions did the nominee direct this year?
*How many trainings did the nominee participate in this year?
*What amount did the nominee contribute to SOTX this year?
*Was this contribution cash or in-kind?
*How and why did the nominee become involved with SOTX?
*Is being a SOTX volunteer part of the nominee's occupation?
If yes, please explain.
*List of Family Members
*What roles do the family members have with SOTX (e.g., coach, Unified Partner, etc.)?
*What makes this family stand out from other families?
*List specific activities the nominee performed on behalf of SOTX.
* What has the group done specifically to support SOTX?
*On average, how many individuals participate with SOTX through this group?
*How and why did the group become involved with SOTX?
*Has the nominee ever received a SOTX award?
If yes, tell us the award name and year received.
*Testimonial by Nominator
*Nominator First Name
*Nominator Last Name
*Today's Date
*Street Address
Address Line 2
*City
*State
*Nominator Zip Code
*Nominator Email
*Nominator Phone Number
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