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Nominations Open for U.S. Olympic Foundation's George M. Steinbrenner III Sport Leadership Award

May 13, 2008, 1 a.m. (ET)
Nominations Open for U.S. Olympic Foundation's George M. Steinbrenner III Sport Leadership Award COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The U.S. Olympic Foundation has announced that nominations are open for the The George M. Steinbrenner Award, an honor that recognizes an outstanding contributor to sport. The individual's recognition must be demonstrated through management, sport organization endeavors, or the enhancement of competitive opportunities. The Steinbrenner Award is based on the qualities of leadership, ethical conduct, and dedicated responsibility reflected in his/her long standing contributions to sport. Nominees must be members of the United States Olympic family. Last year's winner was Walter Bush, past president of USA Hockey and an international leader in the sport. Nominations for this award should include individuals who have: - made sustained contributions to sport (s) in the Olympic movement - communication skills and leadership qualities that personify excellence - advanced sport at the national or international level - improved sport through organizational skills or technological endeavors - a record of distinguished assistance to sport organizations through committee work or other responsibilities - exceptional communication skills. Steinbrenner Sport Leadership Award Guidelines for Nomination of a Candidate 1. Any individual associated with a sport in the Olympic movement may be nominated. 2. Nominees should be well-known for their exemplary leadership, sustained contributions to sport, advancement of sport, organizational skills or technological endeavors, character, communication abilities, and leadership accomplishments. Nominees must be members of the United States Olympic family. 3. Nominations may be submitted by any member of the Olympic family. 4. The award winner must be in attendance for the official presentation of the award. 5. The recipient may not be re-nominated for the award. 6. Nominations must be received by June 15, 2008. Information in support of the nominee must be typed and should not exceed five pages. The criteria for the George M. Steinbrenner Sport Leadership Award must be clearly shown in the supporting information. The nominee must be a member of the United States Olympic family. Criteria for the award include individuals who have: - made sustained contributions to sport (s) in the Olympic movement - communication skills and leadership qualities that personify excellence - advanced sport at the national or international level - improved sport through organizational or technological endeavors - maintained a record of distinguished assistance to sport organizations through committee work or other responsibilities. Click on the attached document for a nomination form for the George M. Steinbrenner Sport Leadership Award. Send nomination information to: U.S. Olympic Foundation 10 Lake Circle Colorado Springs, CO 80906 FAX: (719) 635-5590 The U.S. Olympic Foundation, headquartered in Colorado Springs, is a separate not-for-profit corporation which was established in 1984 as an endowment for sports in the U.S. Olympic Movement. The Foundation was created from the revenue generated by the 1984 Olympic Coin Program and a portion of the surplus from the Olympic Games of the XXIII Olympiad in Los Angeles.
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