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Nominations now open for 2014–15 Spokane Youth Sports Awards

After the very successful first year of the Spokane Youth Sports Awards, we are proud to announce the 2nd annual awards ceremony powered by Spokane Sports Commission in partnership with SWX. These prestigious awards recognize local coaches and high school-aged athletes for exceptional athletic performance. These awards honor athletes and coaches for athletic achievements while also taking into consideration their character, dedication, sportsmanship, and service. Please help us in honoring our local youth by submitting your nominations today.

Watch the highlight video of last year's Spokane Youth Sports Awards!

2014–15 Nominations now open. Fill out online form.

Nominations close on Friday, May 1, 2015 at noon.

Nominations for spring sports must be submitted prior to May 1, 2015 by noon. Results of spring competitions taking place after the close date will be taken into consideration during the selection process.

2014–15 Awards Categories

(2) Top High School Sports Team (male/female)

(2) Top High School Sports Individual Athlete (male/female)

(2) Top Non-High School Sports Team (male/female)

(2) Top Non-High School Sports Individual Athlete (male/female)

(1) Top Female Coach (all sports)

(1) Top Male Coach  (all sports)

(1) Against All Odds Special Sports Award

Nominate an Athlete Today

Nomination Criteria

Individual athletes must have attended 9–12 grade during the 2014-15 school year and attended a Spokane area high school including the surrounding area (up to 75 miles). Must be in the State of Washington.

Coaches must have coached a club sport or high school sport during the time-frame of June 2014–May 2015.

If you have any questions about the form or nominations, please contact Sammie Grater at Spokane Sports Commission, 509.363.6825.


About the Nomination/Selection Process

Nominations are now open and will remain open through May 1, 2015 until noon. Athletic Directors, Coaches, Sports Officials, Club Directors/Administrators are all eligible to submit nominations. There is no limit to the number of nominations each person can submit. Each individual athlete, coach, or team require a separate submission.

Finalists and winners will be chosen in May 2015 by a selection committee comprised of sports-minded community members established by Spokane Sports Commission.

Important Dates

Nominations Close: Friday, May 1, 2015 at noon

Committee Review: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 8am-noon

Finalists Notified: May 6–10, 2015

Evening Awards Ceremony: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Finalists will be announced early May. The award winners will be announced at a special red carpet evening event. General public is invited to attend.

Red Carpet Event

Awards Ceremony: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Tickets go on sale April 20, 2015.

Tickets: $15 General Admission
(No costs to finalists)

Location: Martin Woldson Fox Theater

Show to be televised on SWX on Saturday, June 20, 2015.

Corporate Sponsorship

This program is only possible with the ongoing support from local business. Awards show sponsorship opportunities for 2014-15 are available. Contact Ben Brast.

Download sponsorship opportunities.

List of Past 2013-14 Winners

Top Female Coach

Barb Silvey

Top Male Coach

Mike Arte

High School Sports Top Female Team

Central Valley High School Girls Soccer Team



High School Sports Top Male Team

North Central High School Wrestling Team

Non-High School Sports Top Individual Female Athlete

Mikila Salazar

Non-High School Sports Top Individual Male Athlete

Will Bughi


High School Sports Top Individual Female Athlete

Ashlee Pedersen

High School Sports Top Individual Male Athlete

Brent Rypien

Against All Odds Special Sports Awards Athlete

Sam Dowd

About Spokane Sports Commission

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