The Award will be presented on Tuesday, July 14, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., during National Youth Sports Week
The S.T.R.I.V.E (Sports Teach Respect, Initiative, Values and Excellence) Award recognizes organizations that embrace a “kids’ first’ approach based on implementation of recognized best practices and policies that protect children by promoting responsible health, wellness and safety within their organization while showcasing the positive benefits of youth sports.
“Along with the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America, our partners in youth bowling, we are honored to receive this award that recognizes the outstanding work of youth volunteers across the country and the efforts of the International Bowling Campus Youth Development team,” USBC Executive Director Chad Murphy (right) said.
“Programs such as Junior Gold, USA Bowling and Bowler’s Ed represent the values of the STRIVE Award and we are thrilled to be selected from a group of such outstanding youth organizations.”
USBC was among five finalists for the award. Other finalists were the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association of Lake Forest, Illinois, the Greater Lafayette (Indiana) Regional Soccer Alliance, Pop Warner Little Scholars of Langhorne, Pennsylvania, and the York (Pennsylvania) Jewish Community Center.
Online voting results combined with judges’ scores determined the award winner. The STRIVE Award for Organization of the Year will be presented on NCYS Youth Sports Day on Tuesday, July 14, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., during National Youth Sports Week.
Along with the award, USBC will receive a $5,000 donation that will go the Youth Education Services (YES) Fund, which has provided such programs as the High School Grant Assistance Program and USA Bowling.
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