Nominations are now being accepted for three prestigious United States Olympic Committee awards: the Olympic Torch Award and the Rings of Gold Award for both an individual and program.
OLYMPIC TORCH AWARD - Download application
The Olympic Torch Award is presented to an individual in recognition of outstanding service to the U.S. Olympic Movement. Now an annual honor, the award was first established in 1965. The recipient has made a positive impact on the Olympic Movement in the United States and has made many contributions to promoting the Olympic Ideals throughout the country.
RINGS OF GOLD AWARDS
The Rings of Gold awards annually recognize both an individual and a program dedicated to helping children develop their Olympic or Paralympic dreams and reach their highest athletic and personal potential.
Inaugurated in 1996, the Rings of Gold awards highlight individuals and programs making a difference in the lives of children by bringing the Olympic and Paralympic movements and ideals to the playing field. The individual honor recognizes someone who has dedicated his/her life to helping young people achieve their highest athletic potential, while also assisting them in setting goals and establishing the mechanisms
needed to achieve personal success on and off the field of play. The program award honors those programs committed to nurturing and developing the Olympic and Paralympic dreams and goals of children, teaching America’s youth valuable life skills and making a positive impact in their community.
Individual Criteria - Download Application
Program Criteria - Download Application
Nominations must be submitted via the attached forms. An Awards Committee will review all nominations. Recipients will be honored during the 2014 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Assembly, held Sept. 25-26 in Chicago.
The 2014 WASUSA National Delegate Assembly (NDA) will be held November 6-9, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Crowne Plaza - Phoenix Airport. This will mark the first NDA following our restructuring and the launch of our Regional Councils and Chapters representation. Plan to attend!
This year, we are excited to announce the following: membership benefits:
For more information on membership, please review the Membership Q&A information page.