Jim Christy Outstanding Contributions Award

MINNESOTA ASSOCIATION FOR ADAPTED ATHLETICS

JIM CHRISTY AWARD
FOR

OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO ADAPTED ATHLETICS

Jim Christy, a Marshall U High student, in 1967 started encouraging his physical education teacher, Ed Prohofsky, to organize competitive athletics for the physically handicapped. Although Jim never had the opportunity to participate in the actual sports, his work in the advancement of adapted athletics is legendary. Even in college, he helped to formalize adapted floor hockey rules and later continued to be apart of the MAAA rules committee to update and revise rules of all three team sports. He has had many leadership roles on the MAAA Board including stints as President, Vice Present and a very long run as treasurer. In addition, Jim coached all three sports for different amounts of time: soccer – 8 seasons; floor hockey – 22 seasons; and softball – 13 seasons.

Criteria:
1. Outstanding contribution to the advancement of Adapted Athletics.
2. Contributions could be positive service for a period of years.
3. Contribution could be particularly noteworthy (even historic) act or service that resulted in dramatic advancement in the goals of Adapted Athletics.

Nominee Information:
Name: ___________________________________________________
Address: ___________________________________________________
City/State/Zip Code: ___________________________________________________
Phone: ___________________________________________________
E-mail: ___________________________________________________

Attach a letter, no more than one page, stating why the nominee is deserving of this award. No more than three (3) letters of recommendation may also accompany this form.

Nominating Person Information:
Name: ___________________________________________________
Address: ___________________________________________________
City/State/Zip Code: ___________________________________________________
Phone: ___________________________________________________
E-mail: ___________________________________________________
Adapted Athletics Affiliation: _____________________________________________
Submit form and supporting documentation to the MAAA Executive Secretary on or before April 1, 2011.


Contact: MAAA Secretary