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Fairfax County, Virginia


TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Karen Avvisato,

Champions of Character

Champions of CharacterThe Fairfax County Champions of Character Awards program honors youth, coaches and parents for extraordinary service in pursuing victory with honor on and off the field of competition. Instituted by the Fairfax County Athletic Council, this program aims to support 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.

2019 Champions of Character Recipients

Champions of Character Awards

2021 Champions of Character Awards

Now accepting Champions of Character nominations for 2021.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Champions of Character awards have been cancelled.

Nominate your Coaches, Parents and Youth Athletes Online Today!

Deadline is August 1, 2021.

Nominate an Athlete, Coach or Parent

Anyone may nominate an athlete, coach or parent for consideration of a Champions of Character Award by following this simple process:

  • **New ONLINE Submission**
  • Print and Submit
    • Print and complete the Nomination Application 
    • Return the application with the requested 150-200 word nomination narrative to Neighborhood and Community Services
      • by Mail: 12011 Government Center Parkway, 10th floor, Fairfax, VA 22035
      • by Fax: 703-324-5546

All nominations are due by August 1 of each year.



Video: Past Awards Ceremonies

Fairfax Virtual Assistant