Team USA Community Champions

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    Team USA Community Champions in partnership with Comcast (formerly named the Team USA Service & Hope Award) recognizes Olympic and Paralympic athletes on a yearly basis for their commitment to serving and bettering their communities through nonprofit work. The award honors athletes who embody the Olympic values of Excellence, Respect and Friendship and the Paralympic values of Determination, Inspiration, Equality and Courage, as well as charitable organizations whose missions focus on youth sport, physical activity, or health and well-being.

    Through this award program, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Foundation and Comcast are proud to celebrate athletes not only as members of Team USA, but as citizens who have the unique ability to inspire positive change through meaningful service and engagement.

    The award is funded in part by Comcast and will be disbursed annually by the USOPF through 2028.
    • Application Status

      The 2023 application period is now CLOSED

    • Award Status

      Award determinations will be made by June 30, 2023

    Athlete

    Organization

    Mary Cain

    Atlanta NYC

    Kelsey Dickinson

    Women Ski Coaches Association

    Tyler Merren

    U.S. Association of Blind Athletes

    Billy Mills

    Running Strong for American Indian Youth

    Athlete

    Organization

    Shae Hammond

    CP Soccer US

    Darlene Hunter

    National Wheelchair Basketball Association

    Kai Lightner

    Climbing for Change

    Nzingha Prescod

    Fencing in the Park


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