Private Funders: Partnership at Drugfree.org and Major League Baseball (MLB) Charities; Opportunity: 2016 Commissioner’s Play Healthy Awards; Funding Focus: Youth, recreation; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Youth sport coaches, student athletes; Funding: Two awards, each winner will receive a trip for two to New York City, a $500 cash card; Deadline: TBA, the 2015 competition is to open later this year; last year’s deadline was Nov. 6.
Summary: Awards recognize inspiring youth leadership. Nominees must demonstrate their commitment to fair, drug-free play and an overall healthy lifestyle. Additionally, the judges will evaluate the nominee’s commitment to leadership, sportsmanship and encouragement of others on and off the field. Nominees for the student athlete award must be between 13 and 18 years old and nominees for the youth coach award must coach teams of students who are between the ages of 13 to 18.