Morrisville, NC, August 30, 2013: On August 15 Triangle Volleyball Club was notified by Sally Johnson, Executive Director of the National Council of Youth Sports [NCYS], that they were among the top five finalists for the 2013 STRIVE Organization of the Year award. The STRIVE Award [Sports Teach Respect, Initiative, Values, and Excellence] is presented annually by NCYS and sponsor AIG. Triangle’s selection as one of the “Five for STRIVE” was made by an NCYS judging panel comprised of youth sports industry leaders.
This award recognizes organizations that embrace a "kids first" approach, evidenced by their implementation of recognized best practices and policies that protect kids and promote safety within their organization. Criteria for selection includes demonstrating a heartfelt passion, commitment and contagious spirit for helping kids succeed in youth sports activities while maintaining a commitment to established safety procedures. This award praises organizations' commitment to kids' safety and health, demonstrating to young people that it is possible for Sports to Teach Respect, Initiative, Values and Excellence without compromising safety.
Triangle’s nomination focused on multiple injury prevention initiatives that include the installation of a shock absorbing orthopedic subfloor, implementation of the PowerCore 360™ hitting curriculum, and Triangle MVP [Maximum Volleyball Performance], an injury prevention collaboration with Southeastern Orthopedics. “We are truly excited to hear that the NCYS thought our work on behalf of the health and safety of our athletes was worthy of recognition” stated Sherry Fadool, Triangle’s Executive Director. “We are very thankful for the valuable partnerships and generous support for our injury prevention programs. The real winners here are our athletes. By focusing on injury prevention education, facility improvements, and training we can better insure that their participation in sport is lasting and enjoyable.”
The “Five for STRIVE" finalists' profiles are featured on the STRIVE Organization of the Year webpage and promoted via social media. The general public will be able to vote for their favorite finalist via the STRIVE website and the organization collecting the most votes will win the STRIVE award and the honor of receiving the $5,000 award in a ceremony held in their home town. Voting open August 30th and continues until September 30th. To place your vote [unique email addresses may vote ONCE PER DAY] and view Triangle’s submission visit http://ncys.org/events/strive/strive.php.