Athlete Community Excellence Award

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 and/or program, event or activities • The nominee must be involved in Special Olympics sport program(s) throughout the year • The nominee’s competition pathway can include local/regional and Provincial/Territorial Games …

2 Special Olympics Athletes Inducted into the Toronto Sports Hall of Honour

On Wednesday, the City of Toronto held its sixth annual Toronto Sport Hall of Honour induction ceremony at the prestigious Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre. The event recognized the outstanding achievements and contributions of 17 new inductees, including two remarkable athletes, Tatem Morrison and Jeffrey Campbell, who were honoured as Special Olympics Athletes of the Year. This event, a legacy …

Unified Partner of the Year

Unified Partner of the Year This award is awarded annually to a high school volunteer who has made a significant contribution to the development of classmates with intellectual disabilities. This person is a strong leader, making contributions to their school’s Special Olympics programming.  This person should be a major contributor towards the success of Special Olympics in their community.  Award …

Rising Star Coach of the Year

Rising Star Coach of the Year This award is to acknowledge an outstanding volunteer that is new to the organization. Award Criteria: The nominee must be a registered volunteer and 25 years or under The nominee has been involved with Special Olympics for less than 5 years The nominee must embrace their new role within Special Olympics and show great …

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 …

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 Special Olympics Ontario (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.  Award Criteria: The nominee has made a significant lifetime contribution to the Movement. Service clubs or corporations …

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, and …

School Team of the Year

  Award Criteria Successful in their sport (likely to have qualified) Excellent teamwork Sportsmanship Dedication Great team spirit Respect for the game, officials, etc. Strong work ethic Inclusive Please complete this form by April 19, 2024. Please note that any submissions received after this date will not be considered.Please use a separate form for each nominee. There is no limit to …

School Athlete of the Year

  Award Criteria Nominations will be judged on the strength of their submission by the following criteria: Excellent sportsmanship Strong leadership qualities Participates in multiple sports Skilled Positive attitude throughout the day Team player Committed Role model to other players both inside and outside of sport Please complete this form by April 19, 2024. Please note that any submissions received …