SHAPE America JRFH and HFH Recognition Awards

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." –John Quincy Adams


Each year SHAPE America selects two Jump Rope For Heart coordinators and one Hoops For Heart coordinator to receive the prestigious SHAPE America JRFH or HFH Recognition Award. Award winners exemplify leadership in the Jump Rope For Heart or Hoops For Heart programs at the state, district or national level. Eligible coordinators who are current SHAPE America members may apply or be nominated by any individual. These individuals are recognized at the SHAPE America National Convention Awards Ceremony where they are honored in front of their peers for their dedication and commitment to the Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart programs. 

SHAPE America is no longer accepting applications for the 2015 JRFH/HFH Recognition Awards. 

Winners of the 2015 award program will be announced in January.


Candidates must:

  • Have a minimum of three years experience as a JRFH/HFH event coordinator.
  • Serve as a positive role model, epitomizing personal health and fitness, enjoyment of activity, and sportsmanship as well as sensitivity to the needs of all participants.
  • Assume responsibility for his/her professional growth within SHAPE America related fields.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the Jump Rope For Heart and/or Hoops For Heart program by having served on JRFH/HFH committees, serve as a demonstration team coach, or state or district coordinator; and/or having presented JRFH/HFH workshops or programs.

How to Apply

We will only accept award applications that are submitted electronically. Please email your application to Laura Munley, National Joint Projects Manager. SHAPE America will email a confirmation of receipt. State and District award winners are encouraged to apply. However, previous national winners and current members of the Joint Projects Committee are not eligible to apply.

All applications must be received by December 15, 2014.