Now in its sixth year, the Paralympic Amazing Awards are presented annually by the U.S. Olympic Committee. Awards are given in six categories and recognize excellence by individuals and organizations active in the Paralympic Movement. Winners will be announced on April 22.
More on the Paralympic Amazing Awards:
Amazing Leader Award
This award recognizes an individual or organization whose leadership in the Paralympic movement has been transformative and who has mobilized and unified athletes, programs and organizations that improve the lives of people with physical disabilities.
- 2012 Recipient: Pamela Redding, World Sport Chicago
Amazing Sport Club Award
This award is designed to recognize a Paralympic Sport Club that has made amazing contributions to the Paralympic movement. Amazing through innovation! Amazing through impact! Amazing through daily promotion of the Paralympic ideas!
- 2012 Recipient: Bridge II Sports
Amazing Investor Award
The recipient of this award is a person or organization that has been instrumental in the creation of resources in support of the Paralympic movement.
- 2012 Recipients: George Puskar, Paralympic Advisory Council and Kevin D. White, Trustee, USO Fund
Amazing Impact Award
This award recognizes a person or organization that tells the Paralympic story in an amazing manner – creating awareness and motivating people to action through words, pictures, promotions or film.
Amazing Mentor Award
Mentors are trusted counselors and guides; they’re here to help others accomplish their dreams. This award recognizes a Paralympic mentor – someone who has served as a role model and shared their own experiences to motivate, inspire and promote excellence in sport and in life.
- 2012 Recipient: Anjali Forber-Pratt
Amazing Salute Award
This award is for an individual or organization that has made amazing contributions to injured military personnel. The Paralympic movement returns to its roots by recognizing those who are providing amazing services to injured members of our Armed Forces through the promotion of physical activity and healthy lifestyles.
- 2012 Recipient: VA Palo Alto Health Care System