Awards time for disabled
Nominations are open for the 2014 Attitude Awards to celebrate the accomplishments of Kiwis with disabilities.
Entrants range from top athletes to lesser known individuals.
Pt England woman Maia Amai won the Courage in Sport Award last year.
Awards trustee and Wheel Blacks player Dan Buckingham says the awards are not just about handing out prizes but changing the view of what is achievable with a disability. It is the seventh year the event has been running.
‘‘It’s always a great time of year as the nominations start rolling in. Make sure the people you believe deserve recognition are in the mix.’’
There are eight categories: Sport Performer, Courage in Sport, Artistic Achievement, Youth, Spirit of Attitude, ACC Employer Award and the Making a Difference Award.
A new category Attitude Junior has been introduced this year for under-15s.
The awards will be celebrated at a black-tie event in Auckland on December 3. Entries can be submitted online at attitudeawards.org and nominations close at 5pm on July 10.
Star: Maia Amai wins the Courage in Sport Award last year.