(A) Athlete of the Year Award (sponsored by Civitan Sports Waterloo Region) – recognizes athletes from Kitchener, Waterloo, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich for exceptional achievements for a single calendar year. For example, athletes’ performances in 2014 will be considered for the 2014 Athlete of the Year Award and recognized at the annual Athlete of the Year dinner on Wednesday May 20, 2015.
Selection Committee Guidelines
(Up-dated April 2014)
There are two aspects of eligibility:
Athlete’s 2014 Participation and Performance:
The award is largely based on the participation, achievement and athletic accomplishments of the nominees for the calendar year 2014.
1. Level of Competition refers to athlete’s participation:
For some sports, the Olympics are the highest possible level of competition, whereas for others it may be World Championships or International Competition. Still others may have the highest level of competition at a National or Provincial level, or at some other level. The level of competition is to be considered when evaluating the nominees’ participation.
2. Level of Performance refers to results in relation to competitors at the various levels of competition, including qualifying events en route to the highest level of competition in which the nominees have participated.
3. Standard of Achievement refers to the rankings, awards, quality and quantity of accomplishments that the nominees have achieved.
Community Involvement and Leadership:
The award also considers demonstrated community involvement and leadership and includes leadership within the sport as well as volunteer activities within the nominees’ communities (K-W or other if athlete resides elsewhere).
(B) Awards of Excellence (sponsored by Kitchener Sports Association) – recognizes organizations, teams and individuals from Kitchener, Waterloo, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich for their contributions to the sporting community.
Deadline – February 28.
Category – ___Organization ___Team __ __Individual
Name of Nominee ___________________________
Responsibilities of Nominator
____ Nominee has approved the nomination
____ Nominee agrees to “carryover” consideration to next year
____ Resume/rationale for consideration attached
Relationship to Nominee______________________