Award Deadline Extended

As our search for the first round of Athletes in Excellence continues, we have extended the deadline for nominations through August 31st!

The Athletes in Excellence award recognizes those elite athletes who are dedicated to both their sport and their community. These athletes embrace their position as role models and initiate positive change in their local and global communities.

If this sounds like an athlete you know, please tell us about them! Email your nomination to, and describe why you think they should become one of GSD’s Athletes in Excellence. Five domestic and 5 international athletes will be awarded with a grant of $10,000.

Learn more about the Athletes in Excellence award in this brief interview featuring GSD Executive Board Member, Dr. Steven Ungerleider, and Nicole Bennett of Around the Rings.

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