LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Foundation for Global Sports Development (GSD) announced today the names of the 18 athletes chosen to receive their 2014 Athletes in Excellence Award. This esteemed award was designed to honor competing and retired athletes who have been role models, leaders and champions not just in sports, but in their communities by selflessly giving back through mentorship and outreach activities.
Awardee nominations were open to the public and accepted during the months of June through August. Following careful review of all nominations received, GSD’s board of directors, with the help of an advisory committee, selected a total of 18 athletes to receive the award.
“The humanitarian efforts achieved by these impressive athletes are inspirational and deserving of the highest level of honor and recognition,” said GSD executive board member, David Ulich. “We are thrilled at the opportunity to give back to these athletes whose selfless activities embody all that GSD stands for,” added GSD executive board member, Dr. Steven Ungerleider.
The inaugural group chosen to receive GSD’s first ever Athletes in Excellence Award will be presented with a certificate recognizing their achievement and a grant in the amount of $10,000.
2014 Athletes in Excellence Award Recipients
Hannah Davis, Olympian, volunteer and student mentor. Nominated by David Foureur of Australian Canoeing.
GSD is committed to continuously supporting programs and initiatives that celebrate the athletes who do so much to inspire youth from around the world. For further details on the 2014 award recipients, please visit GSD’s website at www.globalsportsdevelopment.org.
About Global Sports Development
Working closely with international sports federations, generous donors and committed athletes, The Foundation for Global Sports Development promotes sportsmanship, education, fair play and ethics among the world's youth. The Foundation gives special emphasis to groups and communities that are most in need or most underserved by current programs, including women, minorities and youth in areas where the risk of delinquency is particularly high. Visit www.globalsportsdevelopment.org to learn more.