Awards time for dis­abled

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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 at­ti­ and nom­i­na­tions close at 5pm on July 10.

Star: Maia Amai wins the Courage in Sport Award last year.

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