On behalf of the Athletes Advisory Committee, I am thrilled to announce your eligibility for the Athlete Ambassador Award (3A). Your eligibility is based on your success this past season as a novice or junior skater. The Athletes Advisory Committee (AAC) recognizes the dedication it takes to qualify for the 2015 U.S Figure Skating Championships or the 2015 U.S Synchronized Skating Championships. You should be very proud of your accomplishments this season.
The 3A is a scholarship program that identifies skaters who have achieved a level of excellence in their sport, but also balance this success with an ability to volunteer and contribute to their community. This can be done by volunteering for your home club, extracurricular activities at school and/or various contributions made in their community.
The AAC is looking to identify athletes who fit the criteria on the following application. One grand prize monetary scholarship ($1,000) will be awarded to the top finisher. Five other monetary scholarships ($500 each) will be awarded to the top finisher in each discipline; ladies, men's, pairs, ice dance and synchronized skating. This program is designed to inspire young athletes to be good ambassadors on and off the ice. I hope all of you enjoy participating in this process as much as the AAC has enjoyed creating this program for you.
In order to apply, you must fill out this application along with a short video (30 seconds - 2 minutes in length) on who you are, what you are doing to give back to the community and why you should win this award.
Skaters will be asked on the second part of the application to post the link of his/her YouTube video. Videos do not need to be professional quality and are allowed to be recorded on an iPhone (or similar device). If you do not want to post your video on YouTube you may email it directly to Pilar Bosley(email@example.com).
The application and short video are to be completed on this form by Friday, April 17, 2015. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applications/Videos will be reviewed by the AAC. Recipients of the 2015 Athlete Alumni Ambassador Award will be announced in early May at the AAC dinner at the annual Governing Council.
If you have any questions about the application and contest, please contact Pilar Bosley, AAC Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for your interest and good luck!
Pilar Bosley, AAC Chair