The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) and AIG have kicked off the second annual STRIVE Organization of the Year Award. Nominations are open now and close on July 28, 2013.

The award, sponsored exclusively by AIG, recognizes youth organizations that embrace a “kids first” approach, evidenced by their implementation of recognized best practices and policies that protect kids and promote safety within their organization. The winner of the STRIVE award receives a $5,000 donation for their organization and a fanfare celebration.

The 2012 STRIVE Organization of the Year Award recipient, Bishop Feehan Girls Lacrosse team, was excited to have participated and to have been chosen amongst the hundreds of nominations submitted.

AIG Insurers work with more than 5,000 athletic organizations and sports camps, providing participant accident coverages, risk management services and liability insurance.  Through its aHead of the Game® (AOTG) advocacy campaign, AIG is focused on reducing the risks of concussions and other head injuries in youth sports.  AIG's relationship with NCYS has helped support initiatives to keep kids safe and promote safe and healthy participation in youth athletics.  The STRIVE Organization of the Year Award is aligned with these objectives and AIG is proud to be the exclusive sponsor.

Award Information

The award selection committee is comprised of youth sports industry leaders who choose the top five finalists from the submitted nominations and testimonials.All finalists must pass the NCYS background screening process and all finalists' credentials are verified and confirmed for authenticity.The top five finalists’ profiles are placed on the STRIVE Organization of the Year webpage and promoted by the award sponsors and the finalists’ organizations.The general public then votes for their favorite finalist via the STRIVE website.All online voting is verified and confirmed for authenticity.The organization that collects the most votes wins the award.

Nominations opened on May 15, 2013 with the nomination deadline of July 28, 2013.

Do you know a youth organization that goes above and beyond to protect their athletes and participants?   Get involved and make a difference, visit to submit a nomination today!

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STRIVE 2012 recap!

Bishop Feehan Team (STRIVE 2012 winner) acceptance video
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“When we were voted as the winner by people across the country, it was an amazing experience and we were all so extremely grateful to everyone who gave us their support and their vote,” said Nancy Anderson-Semple, Head Coach of the Bishop Feehan team. “It was a huge honor and recognition of all the time and effort team members have spent since the start of our lacrosse program in 2007 working to promote the integrity and safety of the game.”

”Every penny of the award money we received was well spent. For example, we were able to purchase a wonderful equipment shed and video equipment for the team, both of which we had dreamed of but would never have been possible without the generosity of AIG. Thank you NCYS and AIG and to all for those voting for the Bishop Feehan Girls Lacrosse Team! You made our dreams come true.”

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