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Honor Your Local Youth Coaches and Student Athletes

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It’s back-to-school season, and for many coaches and young athletes, it’s back to the practice fields too.

   The Partnership at Drugfree.orgin conjunction with Major League BaseballCharities, again celebrates extraordinary individuals on and off the playing field with the fourth annual Commissioner’s Play Healthy Awards contest.

 Both organizations are committed to educating families on the risks of steroids and performance-enhancing substancesOur Play Healthy website and Play Healthy Awards are just two examples of how we encourage teamwork and healthy, drug-free competition.


One winning youth coach and one student athlete will receive prizes, including a trip for themselves and one special guest to New York City. They will also receive:


  • Two tickets each to The Partnership at’s annual Winter Wish Gala at Gotham Hall on December 3, 2013, where they will be honored;
  • A $500 gift card to a sporting goods store;
  • A commemorative plaque presented at the gala; and
  • The opportunity to be featured prominently on

We’re taking nominations now at


We look forward to recognizing our nation’s best youth sports leaders. 


Jack Irving
SVP, Media Director
The Partnership at

Please note:A panel of judges will determine the winners by reviewing all nominees who demonstrate their commitment to fair, drug-free play and an overall healthy lifestyle. Additionally, the judges will evaluate the nominee’s commitment to leadership, sportsmanship and encouragement of others on and off the field.The deadline to enter is Friday, October 18, 2013.


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