The Area Spirit Award Has been designed to recognize Special Olympics athletes who, despite
serious physical and/or mental challenges, have aspired to overcome and meet those challenges
with grace and dignity. Through courage and determination, this athlete faces each challenge with
a positive attitude and a can-do spirit. If this reminds of an athlete you know, nominate him/her to
be honored with the Area Spirit Award. You and your nominee will be notified if the athlete is
selected. The winner must attend the Area Games. All Area winners become nominees for
State Spirit Award in May.