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USA Table Tennis Invites Nominations for Athletes’ Advisory Council

By Tina Ren | Sept. 23, 2020, 5:30 p.m. (ET)

 

USA Table Tennis Invites Nominations for Athletes’ Advisory Council

All Table Tennis Athletes Who are 18 Years of Age or Older and Have Represented the United States in International Competition or Operation Gold Events Within the Last Ten Years are Eligible for Nomination for USATT’s Seven Person AAC

 

(Colorado Springs, CO – September 23, 2020) – USA Table Tennis (“USATT”), the National Governing Body for the sport of table tennis, today announced that the organization is accepting nominations for eligible persons interested in serving on USATT’s seven member Athletes’ Advisory Council (“AAC”).

 

In order to be eligible to serve on USATT’s AAC, an athlete must be at least 18 years of age and have represented the United States in an international table tennis competition (such as the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, Parapan American Games, and/or World Championships) and/or an event designated by the USOPC as an Operation Gold event within the past ten years.

 

The mission of the USATT’s AAC is to ensure and foster communication between USATT and table tennis athletes who are actively engaged in USATT athletic competitions and have represented the United States in international competition within the past ten years.

 

In order to serve USATT’s AAC, the nominee must: (i) be familiar with USATT Bylaws, AAC Bylaws, the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sport Act and other policies affecting athletes’ rights; (ii) understand the athlete pool that the nominee would represent and work to engage those athletes; (iii) actively attend any USATT AAC meetings and accurately relay information to the identified athlete pool; (iv) consistently communicate with USATT’s Chief Executive Officer and High Performance Director and other key stakeholders on matters impacting athletes’ lives; (v) synthesize feedback from athletes on policies and procedures and provide input to the relevant persons; (vi) provide an avenue for athletes to voice their concerns; and (vii) gather, review and transmit athlete input and ultimately approve selection procedures for selection of athletes for International competition, including the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games. Representatives on USATT’s AAC may be required to undertake some travel.

 

All eligible athletes interested in serving on USATT’s AAC are encouraged to nominate themselves via email message to USATT’s Chief Operating Officer Mark Thompson (mark.thompson@usatt.org) by Monday, October 26, 2020 at 11:59 pm US Mountain Time. All nominees must include a written statement of intent (less than 500 words) and any other information that might be pertinent to their ability to serve the mission of USATT’s AAC.

 

On or before November 1, USATT will distribute a list eligible candidates, along with their statements of intent and voting instructions to all eligible voters, who will be permitted to cast votes for up to seven persons. Votes must be properly cast by eligible voters on or before November 15, and the results of the election for will be posted on or before November 20.