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Apply for a NCYS Strive Award

RRCA partner, the National Council of Youth Sports is seeking applications for its Strive Award. The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) and Chartis are proud to present the 2012 STRIVE Award for Organization of the Year. This award recognizes organizations that embrace a "kids first" approach, evidenced by their implementation of recognized best practices and policies that protect kids and promote safety within their organization. Criteria for selection includes demonstrating a heartfelt passion and a commitment and a contagious spirit for helping kids succeed in youth sports activities while maintaining a commitment to established safety procedures. This award praises organizations' commitment to kids' safety and health, demonstrating to young people that it is possible for Sports to Teach Respect, Initiative, Values and Excellence without compromising safety. The STRIVE Award selection committee (NCYS judging panel) will be comprised of youth sports industry leaders who will choose the top five finalists from the submitted nominations and testimonials. All finalists must pass the NCYS criminal background screening process. All finalists' credentials will be verified and confirmed for authenticity. The top "Five for STRIVE" finalists' profiles will be placed on the STRIVE Organization of the Year webpage and promoted via social media. The general public will be able to vote for their favorite finalist via the STRIVE website beginning in the summer of 2012. All online voting will be verified and confirmed for authenticity. The organization that collects the most votes will win the award. Learn more and apply today!

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