With the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic meaning that life is very different for all of us, Team Scotland has today launched Team Scotland Stars, a monthly award to recognise those going above and beyond to help others through these difficult times.
Each month we’re asking for your nominations to help us celebrate the amazing contribution that Scottish sport is making to keeping spirits high, raising funds, helping local communities and encouraging us to be active. The sporting action might be on hold but the sporting community is still going strong.
Launching the awards initiative, Commonwealth Games Scotland Chief Executive, Jon Doig OBE said: “Scottish sport relies on countless hours from many different people who work incredibly hard to inspire and benefit others. While sport looks very different for all of us right now, that spirit of generosity is, if anything, even stronger with individuals raising huge sums for charity, groups and clubs helping the most vulnerable in their communities, and governing bodies, athletes and coaches working tirelessly to keep the nation active and communities engaged. We want to celebrate that spirit and we’re looking for your help to find, recognise and thank these stars.”
Who can I nominate?
Any Scottish individual, group or organisation with a connection to sport and/or using sport or physical activity to help others. If you know someone who has raised money through a physical challenge, someone with a sporting connection now working on the front line, a club with a great idea to support their community or anyone going above and beyond to make a difference for others, please let us know.
How will the winners be decided?
Each month we will share as many of these stories as we can on Team Scotland’s social media channels and the top entries in each category will be shortlisted as finalists by an expert judging panel. The shortlist will then go to public vote and the winners will be recognised with a digital award.
When it becomes possible for groups of people to come together, we look forward to welcoming all our winners to a Team Scotland event where they can be presented with a physical prize and receive the recognition they deserve.
Help us find the people making a real difference in these challenging times! Click here to nominate your choice for a Team Scotland Stars Award!
Other Ways to Help
The Team Scotland Scottish Sports Awards has been the primary fundraising event in support of the Team Scotland Youth Trust, assisting the next generation of athletes realise their sporting ambitions and build life skills. Many are currently working to support their local communities at this time, while continuing to train in the absence of their usual facilities and face to face coaching support. As we look ahead to when sport returns they will need your help more than ever as they strive for selection and medal success.
With the Awards cancelled, this year, if you can, please think about supporting a future star with a donation to the Team Scotland Youth Trust.
Charity no: SC006246