HOUMA — Do you know a high school student-athlete who has been an all-star beyond the box score? If so, we want to hear from you!
The Bayou Region High School Sports Awards is now taking nominations for the I AM SPORT award, which recognizes student-athletes who give back to their communities through volunteerism. The winner will be announced during the on-demand streaming awards show on June 28 on the event website. The show is free to watch thanks to generous sponsor support from Thibodaux Regional Sports Medicine Center.
Any athlete from all schools and sports in the area are eligible to be nominated for the I AM SPORT Award.
Perhaps you noticed a local high school soccer player delivering meals in your neighborhood during the pandemic, or were greeted at your door by a football player offering help with yard work. Maybe you were touched by a student-athlete offering virtual tutoring services, or noticed a group of athletes cleaning up the local park or beach. This is your chance to ensure that a deserving student-athlete is recognized for what he or she accomplished in the community, and you can nominate any athlete here!
Nominations may be submitted now through March 9. The voting period starts March 10 at 10 a.m. and concludes April 7.
If the student-athlete you wish to nominate is already shown on the contest page, you do not need to nominate him or her again. Simply wait for the voting period and show your support by voting for your favorite community all-star up to once per day.
The winner of the I AM SPORT Award will be revealed during the Bayou Region High School Sports Awards Show and a trophy will be mailed to the winner following the show.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Nominate a high school student-athlete giving back to the community