Nominations sought for Jack Kelly Fair Play Award

May 14, 2018, 12:27 p.m. (ET)

The Jack Kelly Fair Play Award was established by the United States Olympic Committee in 1985 to honor the late USOC President Jack Kelly Jr. The award is presented to an athlete, team, coach or official in recognition of an outstanding act of fair play and sportsmanship displayed during the past year.

Fair play can be described as an athlete who is dedicated to playing fair, obeys the rules, and upholds the spirit of the game. Sportsmanship is an athlete whose conduct and attitude demonstrate gracious behavior before, during, and after competition.

Nominees are now being sought for this distinguished honor, which will be officially presented during the 2018 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Assembly in Colorado Springs, Colo., September 20 & 21, 2018. Please use the attached form to nominate a deserving individual from your organization for this award. Please feel free to use additional paper and attach any press releases or other articles of interest that you deem important to your nomination.  Nomination deadline is: Monday, June 4, 2018. Nominations should be sent via email to