Joy of Effort Award

The Joy of Effort Award honors individuals who, by performance and style, have personified the concept that the effort made to enrich the goals and objectives of health and physical education, physical activity, dance, and sport is a labor of love, inspired by commitment and dedication.

The recipient shall:
Eligibility
  • Be a current member of SHAPE America and shall have held such membership for at least three (3) years.
Award Criteria
  • Demonstrate accomplishment in more than one of the following areas: 1) teaching, coaching, and/or administration; 2) involvement in state, regional, and/or national professional associations; 3) scholarly activities such as professional presentations and contributions to research and/or service journals; 4) overall leadership to the field.
  • Personify the concept that the effort made to enrich the goals and objectives of health and physical education, physical activity, dance, and sport is a labor of love, inspired by commitment and dedication.