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Stephen A. McLaughlin Fairfax County Champions of Character Awards - Nomination Form

Respect    -    Responsibility    -    Caring    -    Trustworthiness    -    Citizenship    -    Fairness

The Stephen A. McLaughlin Fairfax County Champions of Character Awards recognize youth athletes, coaches and parents in each supervisory district in Fairfax County for having demonstrated extraordinary service in the athletic community while modeling the basic traits of good character:

Nominations for the fall awards ceremony are due by August 1 each year (nominations submitted after February 1 may be considered for the following year's awards).

  • Submit Online Nomination: To nominate an athlete, coach or parent, please complete the below online nomination form in its entirety (incomplete nominations will be disqualified), and click "Submit" when finished.
  • Submit Printed Nomination: 
    • 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

Please be sure to clearly describe why the nominee is deserving of a Stephen A. McLaughlin Fairfax County Champions of Character Award based on the principles of good character listed above. All nominations should be between 150 and 200 words.

Sample Award Nomination Submission:
Judy Jay has spent the last 10+ years growing women's soccer in Fairfax County. Judy demonstrates the tenets of Respect, Responsibility, Caring, Trustworthiness, Citizenship, and Fairness in the following ways: (1) Responsibility: Every season Judy sets up numerous pre-season events to get new players acclimated to the league. She handles their liability releases and ensures that the new players feel welcomed, (2) Caring: Judy cares about every player’s experience. She puts players on teams where they are comfortable with the other players reflective to the style/speed/skill level of play, (3) Trustworthiness: Judy exemplifies trustworthiness having held multiple positions on the soccer board over the past 10 years while fulfilling her responsibilities, (4) Citizenship: Judy attends county and Athletic Board meetings representing the league and even has a park field named after her due to her efforts, and (5) Fairness: Judy ensures that every player is treated fairly and given the opportunity to play at the level that best allows them to have a great experience. Judy exemplifies a Champion of Character because she loves the sport, and she loves the athletes that participate in it.

If you have any questions about this form or the nomination process, please contact Aran Muradi at or by calling 703-324-5533, TTY 711.

Nomination Form

Nominee Information:

First Name:
Last Name:
Street Address
ZIP Code
Telephone (Day)
Telephone (Evening)
Email Address


Award Category (select one):

Female Athlete
Male Athlete

Please select the Fairfax County magisterial district in which the nominee lives or coaches:

You can verify which district by using the nominee's address in the county's My Neighborhood tool.

Hunter Mill
Mount Vernon


(Maximum 200 words)


Nominator Information:

First Name:
Last Name:
Street Address
ZIP Code
Telephone (Day)
Telephone (Evening)
Email Address

By clicking "SUBMIT," I verify that the individual nominated has performed as described on the narrative included in this submission. Selection committee members may contact me for verification of the nomination.



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