Award Criteria

In order to be nominated for the Play It Forward Award, the student athlete must:

  • Be a High School or College student who is a member of an athletic team at their school
  • Average a minimum of 4 community volunteer hours per month with an organization or program that gets kids active through sports or physical activity
  • Demonstrates initiative and drive, by going beyond expected school responsibilities
  • Be in good academic standing with their school or college/university
  • Not have any criminal record or have been investigated for criminal activity
  • Be selected as one of the monthly Play It Forward award winners as stated in the Play It Forward section.

Past Winners

2017-18 Winners - Javondre' Cole, Jefferson High School // Nathan Braaten, Oregon State University // Taylor Ricci, Oregon State University
2016-17 Winner - Tya Seth, Lake Oswego High School
2015-16 Winner - Gavin Begay, Madras High School
2014-15 Winner - Marcus Mariota, University of Oregon