AO Community Involvement Award

As announced in December of 2019, AO will be introducing the new Athletics Ontario Community Involvement Award. The goal of this award is to recognize Athletics Ontario clubs that are involved in giving back to their communities.  AO is aware that many of our clubs are involved in charity activities within their communities already, and your efforts have increased during the COVID-19 situation, so we would like to recognize those efforts. No matter how big or small, all will be considered for the award, and the hope is that every club will participate.


  • Any club registered for the 2020 season can be nominated
  • Any member of that club can participate, no age restrictions

How to Enter:

  • Have your club complete some sort of community involvement activity
  • Examples include:
    • Volunteering at a local food drive
    • Cleaning up in a local park
    • Raising money for a local cause/charity
    • Helping at an animal shelter
    • COVID-19 Relief Efforts
    • Anything else that your club may come up with, we will take into consideration


Please fill out the AO Community Involvement Award Nomination Form. Include your name, the club name and location, and an explanation of the activity conducted. Be sure to give a brief explanation as to who the club helped, what the club did, when it happened, where it happened, why the club chose this activity in their community, how the club helped and a contact from the community AO can talk to about the club’s involvement. Feel free to attach any photos of your club in action.

Entries will be narrowed down to a final five. Those five clubs will be notified and asked to submit a creative 1-minute long video submission of your members in action and outlining why community involvement is important to your organization. These videos will be posted to the Athletics Ontario website and social media accounts, with the winning club being selected by a vote of the members. A voting system will be set up on our website with a shareable link for all to access and share.

Submission Deadline:

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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