Athletes in Excellence

The Athletes in Excellence Award from The Foundation for Global Sports Development recognizes exceptional athletes who uphold the values of good sportsmanship and fair play both on and off the field.

We believe in the importance of honoring athletes who use their status and achievements in sport as a catalyst to inspire positive change. Our athletes in excellence are acknowledged for their outstanding efforts in community outreach, humanitarianism and youth mentorship. As part of the award, recipients will receive a $10,000 grant, enabling them to pursue their passions and create even more positive change.

Learn about the winners of the 2015 Athletes in Excellence Award.

2015 Athletes in Excellence:

Reynaldo Brown – Track and Field Olympian (Retired), United States

Victoria Burke – Rower, United States

Anne Warner Cribbs – Swimming (Retired), United States

Sam Effah – Track and Field, Canada

Santi Freixa – Field Hockey, Spain

Lex Gillette – Track and Field Paralympian, United States

Sarah Hanffou – Table Tennis (Retired), France

Angie Malone – Wheelchair Curling Paralympian, Scotland

Charly Neme Montoya – Wheelchair Rugby, Colombia

Katy Sullivan – Track and Field Paralympian, United States

Darrell Thompson – Football (Retired), United States

Tzipi Zipper – Wheelchair Curling, Israel