#77 KEN CRAIG AWARD
NORTH METRO JUNIOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE
GOAL: To recognize student-athletes who are positive role models within our schools and the community at-large. Integrity, fairness, character and respect are inherent principles of good sportsmanship. With them, the spirit of competition thrives, fueled by honest rivalry, courteous relations and graceful acceptance of the results.
This award seeks to recognize student-athletes who display loyalty to the team, a solid work ethic, the intestinal fortitude to do the right thing when no one is looking and having the “heart” of a champion.
CRITERIA: Winner will be selected based on demonstrated principles of sportsmanship, heart, character of conviction, selflessly giving to others, solid work ethic, civic responsibility, as well as school performance in the form of a written essay.
AWARD PROCESS: Each Head Coach will nominate one player from their team during the fall season. Nominations must be submitted by the deadline designated to the President of the League. The President will then notify each of the Nominee’s and their parents. The Nominees will hand in their application by the deadline designated to the President of the league. The President will then turn over the Nominees applications to the Executive Board, who will then choose the award recipient. Award recipient announcement will be made at the team’s banquet.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Complete applications must include the following elements. Selections are based solely on this information; therefore, you are encouraged to be as detailed as possible and use specific experiences.
ALL ELEMENTS MUST BE INCLUDED FOR CONSIDERATION.
Application form (Teachers and Coaches signature are required).
List of accomplishments including non-athletic honors and awards received; extracurricular activities; leadership positions and community service activities.
A letter of support citing specific examples of Pursuing Victory with Honor. These can include specific exemplary sportsmanship and behavior/actions on and off the playing field. Letters can be from coaches, athletic directors, teachers, parents etc.
Student essay of no more than 500 words. Suggested topics for the essay include:
- What is your definition of the term “Spirit of Sport” and how do you exemplify it in everyday life, both on and off the athletic field?
- What life lessons have you learned through participation in athletics?
- What does “Character” and “Courage” mean to you?
KEN CRAIG AWARD
NORTH METRO JUNIOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE
PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT LEGIBLY
Name of Student-Athlete Nominated:_____________________________________ Grade:_____
School Articulation: Horizon___ Mountain Range____ Northglenn____ Thornton____ Other___
School City:________________________________________ Zip Code:___________________
Nominated by:______________________________________ Relationship:________________
Teacher: _________________________________ Telephone #:__________________________
Teachers Signature (required):____________________________________ Class: ___________
NMJFL Coaches Signature (required):_______________________________________________
Please provide the following information, along with the dates each was accomplished
Honors and Awards Received: ____________________________________
Extracurricular Activities: _______________________________________
Community Service Activities: ____________________________________