洛杉矶，加利福尼亚 - 2019年1月28日 -本周该基金会全球体育williamhill1.44赔率发展（GSD）宣布，获优秀奖久负盛名的运动员九个收件人。获奖者被确认为体育和社区服务成就使他们与他们的同龄人。
“When reviewing nominations for this award, we looked closely at the athlete’s leadership, community service, and mentorship activities,” said GSD Executive Board Member, Dr. Steven Ungerleider. “These are athletes who give their all during training and competition, and they extend that dedication to their communities as well. We want to highlight the positive impact sport can have and the people who are creating change.”
The award is accompanied by a cash gift of $10,000. Historically, award recipients have donated the funds to organizations they have volunteered with or used them to continue pursuing their passion for community service.
2019 Athletes in Excellence Award Recipients
Yunnior阿尔马拉斯(US Soccer Coach) As a coach for theFutbol Academy of SoCal (FASC)，Yunnior献身于他的社区和年轻人的作为来自洛杉矶地区的教练和导师不足的青年。FASC无成本提供高水平的足球训练和比赛的年轻人，重点是球员发展，良好的公民，和学业上的成功。通过LA84基金会提名。
巴图尔Arnaout(Jordanian, Runner, Cyclist, Taekwondo Black Belt and Squash Player) A gifted female athlete in a country where sports are considered a male pursuit, Arnaout has excelled in multiple disciplines and represented Jordan in the Pan Arab games as a member of its National Squash Team, earning a silver medal. She foundedBOOST 2014年to create better opportunities for sports in Jordan and has helped over 1,000 athletes to date. Nominated by Mo’ath Alkhawaldeh.
克里斯·巴洛（美国奥运会，皮划艇）在圣地亚哥救火队长，巴洛成立San Diego Canoe Kayak Team (SDCKT)在1997年，并已在过去的21年执教超过1000涉水。没有人会转身离开的能力或经济需要。SDCKT队赢取了在U14全国锦标赛，U16和U18的水平。由珍妮弗·海恩，董事会主席圣地亚哥皮划艇队提名。
Christopher Ricardo Dennis(Trinidad and Tobago, Former Pro Surfer) Eight-time Trinidadian National Champion, Dennis has coached and mentored surfing youth in Trinidad and Tobago to effect change in their lives. He founded波的希望，在风险青年冲浪治疗方案。克里斯是确保T＆T派代表参加ISA世界冲浪冠军，并安排设备捐赠其不当的青年器乐。由曼努埃拉·吉格提名。
Duane DeSoto(US Pro Surfer) World Long Board Champion from Oahu, Duane foundedNā Kama Kai，a program where children of all ethnic and economic backgrounds learn about ocean sports, responsibility for the environment, and leadership from culturally aware mentors, while receiving free tutoring and healthy food. Nominated by Sidewinder Films.
斯图尔特·克罗恩(US Collegiate All American, Rugby) After a 13-year global pro career, Krohn coached Dartmouth’s rugby team and eventually founded内城教育基金会（ICEF）橄榄球in 2003, serving thousands of students in South Los Angeles annually. In addition to after school and PE programs, ICEF Rugby has 200 students – both male and female – playing competitive rugby. High school team players participate in international trips where they compete and live with host families. Academic and life skills are emphasized with an eye to college. Nominated by Shawn Lipman.
Lucy Meyer(US Special Olympics Gold medalist, Swimming) National spokesperson for the特奥会和联合国儿童基金会美国的合作伙伴关系，露西的工作要突出体育的力量来促进儿童的权利残疾。她周游世界，她作为代言人能力，游说国会议员，并在联合国提出。露西说超过12,000名学生在全国各地的50所学校，并已出现在网上，印刷和电视上宣传她通过包容改变生活的消息。通过LA84基金会提名。
阿德里安娜“爵”纽柯克（美国力量举）具有竞争力的力量举，认证教练，私人教练，德瑞教授营养和导线强度的培训课程在波士顿通过Shooting Touch，an organization that uses sport to educate and empower at-risk youth, women and communities. In 2019 Dre joined a powerlifting outreach trip to Harare, Zimbabwe withLift4Life，其中授权通过力量训练和举重运动边缘化的群体。德瑞继续通过筹款，市场营销，并保持与在哈拉雷力量举的关系，以支持Lift4Life的使命。埃丽卡Pernell提名。
Geison阿德里亚诺罗德里格斯·桑托斯(Brazilian Paralympic Runner) Geison volunteers with Rotary International and his own Champion Athletics program to include children and adolescents with disabilities and cancer in bicycle races powered by volunteer riders. A Brazilian UNICEF ambassador, Rodrigues Santos, also serves as a motivational speaker in underprivileged areas, promoting a drug-free lifestyle. Nominated by Kelsey Dick and Danielle Karla Silva.