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Nominations open for Tri-State's top sports leaders

Feb. 10, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- The Herald-Dispatch is looking for athletes, coaches and supporters of sports in the Tri-State for its annual Citizen Awards.

The Lowell Cade Sportsperson of the Year is given to a Tri-State athlete, coach or athletic official for outstanding athletic achievements and exemplary character off the field. The award is named in honor of former Herald-Dispatch sportswriter and editor Lowell Cade. Past winners include George Chaump, Ken Chertow, Bob Lutz, Ed Poppiti, Jim Donnan, Bobby Pruett, Keith Veney, Chad Pennington, Barboursville Little League All-Stars, Troy Brown, Chris Parsons, Jack DeFazio, Bill Campbell, Bill Archer, Dr. Tom Dannals, Tom Harmon, Len Rogers, Kayla Williams and Phil Davis.

To make a nomination, send a letter or e-mail with your suggestion. Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 22, when they will be reviewed by a panel of editors and reporters for the final selections.

The winners will be announced March 28-April 1 with front-page profiles in The Herald-Dispatch and also will receive a $5,000 grant of promotional space in the newspaper that can be used to promote the charity or non-profit of their choice.


To make a nomination for any of the Citizen Awards please send the following:

NOMINEE'S NAME: How we can contact him or her (telephone number and/or e-mail address).

YOUR NAME: How we can contact you (telephone number and/or e-mail address).

NOMINATION: The name of the award the nomination is for and four paragraphs on why this person should be considered.

DEADLINE: Please have your nominations postmarked or e-mailed by Friday, Feb. 22.

MAIL: Citizen Awards, The Herald-Dispatch, 946 5th Ave., Huntington, WV 25701.

E-MAIL: editor@herald-dispatch.com.