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The Excellence in Youth Sports Award recognizes agencies that are doing superior jobs of conducting diverse activities with a focus on providing safe and positive experiences for all participants - including children, parents and coaches.
"This award represents the collective efforts of our Park and Recreation staff working hand in hand with parents, coaches and officials to provide safe, fun, high quality sports programs for the youth of Mecklenburg County,” said Michael Daly, youth sports development manager for Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation.
Award winners receive:
  • In-kind contributions from Excellence Award sponsors to be used for the support and enhancement of their youth sports program 
  • A custom award to display at their facility 
  • National, state and local recognition, including in the publications of Athletic Business and the National Alliance for Youth Sports
The awards will be presented at the 2013 Athletic Business Conference on Nov. 21-23 in San Diego.