Athlete of the Year

Award Criteria Nominations will be judged on the strength of their submission by the following criteria: Participation The nominee must be a registered athlete in a Special Olympics sport club. The nominee must be involved in Special Olympics sport program(s) throughout the year Athletic and Personal Development The nominee must be successful in his/her sport, doing their personal best to …

Volunteer of the Year

This award is awarded annually to a registered SOO volunteer who has made a significant contribution to the development of SOO programs. This person is a strong leader, making contributions in non-coaching areas such as marketing, fundraising, administration and major games. This person should be a major contributor towards the success of Special Olympics in their community. Please complete this …

President’s Award

Awarded annually to a registered SOO volunteer who, over an extended period of time, has directly contributed to the development and enhancement of Special Olympics Ontario programs in a meaningful way and exemplifies the spirit, philosophy and goals of SOO.      Please complete this form by June 5, 2020. Please note that any submissions received after this date will …

Educator of the Year

  Awarded to a registered SOO Educator who has demonstrated an overall contribution to SOO, displayed coaching effectiveness and personal development, and has been an excellent role model in leadership for student-athletes.  Award Criteria Exceeds expectations of the role of an educator Does far more than simply registering and bringing a team to events Works diligently to provide developmental, meaningful, …

Team of the Year

Award Criteria The nominated team must: Be a registered team in a Special Olympics program Be involved in a Special Olympics sport program(s) throughout the year Be successful in their sport, doing their personal best to achieve their athletic goal Exemplify the true spirit of Special Olympics Display sportsmanship and be considerate of fellow teams, athletes, coaches, and officials. Please be …

Athlete Lifetime Achievement Award

Award Criteria Nominations will be judged on the strength of their submission by the following criteria: Participation The nominee must be/have been a registered athlete in a Special Olympics sport club for a minimum of 10 years. Athletic and Personal Development The nominee must have demonstrated success in his/her sport(s), doing their personal best to achieve their athletic goals. The …

Coach Of The Year

Award Criteria Nominations will be judged on the strength of their submission by the following criteria:   Participation The nominee must be a registered coach in a Special Olympics sport club The nominee must be involved in at least one Special Olympics sport program Contribution to Sport in Special Olympics How has the coach contributed to the overall organization, promotion, and …