Champions of Character

The Fairfax County Champions of Character Awards program honors youth, coaches and parents for extraordinary service in pursuing victory with honor in various athletics programs throughout Fairfax County. Instituted by the Fairfax County Athletic Council, this program aims to restore the ennobling tradition of amateur athletics in cultivating teamwork, leadership, good sportsmanship and community service.

Awards are presented to a male and female athlete, coach and parent in each supervisory district for having demonstrated extraordinary service in the athletic community while modeling the basic traits of good character: Respect, Responsibility, Caring, Trustworthiness, Citizenship and Fairness.

View the 2016 Champions of Character Award Recipients

Nominate an Athlete, Coach or Parent

Nominations for the 2017 Champions of Character are now being accepted!

Deadline: August 1, 2017

Nomination Form

Anyone may nominate an athlete, coach or parent for consideration of a Champions of Character Award. Simply print and complete the nomination above and return it with the requested 150-200 nomination narrative to the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services by mail to 12011 Government Center Parkway, 10th floor, Fairfax, VA 22035-1115; or by fax at 703-324-5546.


For questions about the Fairfax County Champions of Character Awards program, please contact the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services at 703-324-5533, TTY 711.

Print out our Champions of Character Handout  
and share with players, parents and coaches!

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