Great Falls Purple Hornets & CRAR AMT Communications Coordinator
Miles City, MT
Great Falls Public Schools
Unified Partner, Hamilton High School
For the athlete who epitomizes the spirit of a true winner by a willingness to help others and give his or her very best while displaying outstanding courage and sportsmanship.
For the volunteer or professional who, as a certified Special Olympics coach in any official Special Olympics sport, best demonstrates the high degree of technical skill, commitment and compassion needed to motivate and train athletes for competition and for life.
For the accredited Special Olympics program that shows the greatest improvement, best exemplifies the Special Olympics spirit and concept, and provides a well-developed year-round program for the athletes, coaches, volunteers, and families of Special Olympics Montana.
For the best example of a currently registered adult volunteer who serves to improve the quality of Special Olympics at the local, area or chapter level.
For the family of a Special Olympics athlete that makes unique and lasting contributions to the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities or developmental disabilities through Special Olympics Montana.
For the best example of volunteerism by a youth 18 years or under who serves to improve the quality of Special Olympics program and models a world of acceptance, respect, and inclusion.
For a K-12 or college-level Unified Champion School that effectively and successfully embraces Unified Sports, youth leadership and advocacy, and whole school engagement.
For the individual or organization who, through the long-term commitment to Special Olympics Montana, best exemplifies the dedication and unselfish efforts associated with the true spirit of Special Olympics. (New in 2025 – this award will be TWO awards – one for an individual; one for an organization!)
The qualifying volunteer must have given a minimum of 10 years of service to Special Olympics Montana. This award recognizes the lifetime achievement of an individual who has given exemplary service to the mission of Special Olympics Montana. This individual has charted new levels of excellence and enriched the lives of Special Olympics athletes and our community with strength of character, wonderful spirit, compassion, and insightful leadership.