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January 12, 2012 Media Advisory by Rick Mystrom, Director
Who: Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors
What: Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Press Conference
When: Tuesday, January 17th, 2:00 PM
Where: Special Olympics Alaska, 3200 Mountain View Drive
Anchorage, AK - Alaska Sports Hall of Fame will announce the recipients of the first annual Director's Awards at the Anchorage-based Special Olympics headquarters at 2pm on Tuesday, January 17th.
The Director's Awards will recognize exceptional individuals and/or groups in Alaska sports each year. The recipients are selected by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors. Recipients are considered for their contributions, actions and achievements over the past year or recent years.
The Director's Award winners will be recognized along with the Class of 2012 inductees during the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Anchorage Museum on Tuesday, February 28th.
The recipients of the following awards will be announced at the press conference:
Joe Floyd Award--For Significant and Lasting Contribution to Alaska through Sports. For a person or group of people who have, over a period of years, made a significant and lasting contribution to sports in Alaska. This contribution could be for a particular sport, for multiple sports, for a particular town or area and for participants or spectators. This may be given each year but is for achievement over multiple years with priority given to more recent years.
Trajan Langdon Award--For Leadership, Sportsmanship and Inspiration. For a person or group of people who have demonstrated leadership and sportsmanship during the past year in such a way as to positively influence and inspire others to be better sportsmen or sportswomen.
Pride of Alaska Award (male athlete (s)--For Consistent Excellence in Athletic Competition. For a male athlete or athletes, team or coach who have not only excelled in sports in the past year or recent years, but who have done so with integrity and sportsmanship so as to be a positive role model for others.
Pride of Alaska Award (female athlete (s) -For Consistent Excellence in Athletic Competition. For a female athlete or athletes, team or coach who have not only excelled in sports in the past year or recent years, but who have done so with integrity and sportsmanship so as to be a positive role model for others.
The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization established in June 2006. The mission of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame is to teach, to honor and to inspire.
For additional information about the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame, visit www.alaskasportshall.org or contact Harlow Robinson, President, at 907.240.3684.
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