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Nike Announces 2003 Casey Martin Award Call for Nominations

Submitted by: Nike Inc.

Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions

Posted: Aug 18, 2003 – 12:00 AM EST

 

Individual Award and $25,000 Donation to Nonprofit Organization

Aug. 18 /CSRwire/ - BEAVERTON, OR - Nike Inc. announced the official Call for Nominations for the 2003 Casey Martin Award, which honors an individual who has excelled in athletic pursuits while overcoming significant physical, mental, societal or cultural challenges and/or who proudly serves as an advocate for fellow athletes with disabilities.

The recipient of the Casey Martin Award receives a silver medal inscribed, "In recognition of your courage to fight for what is right and fair, on and off the field," and a $25,000 grant to a nonprofit organization of the winner's choosing that supports the disabled community.

Criteria for the Casey Martin Award

  • Individual of any age with a disability as defined by the Department of Justice.
  • Individual has pursued his/her sport of choice to a level of success despite challenges/barriers, whether physical, psychological, societal or cultural; and/or who has taken a personal and public stand to support and inspire other individuals with disabilities to pursue and excel in sport.
  • If selected, nominee must be available November 2003 to travel to Nike's World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon (award recipient will be notified of specific date).

    Criteria for the $25,000 Nonprofit Grant Award

  • Recipient must be an eligible nonprofit 501(c)3 organization in good standing with the IRS.
  • Recipient can be local, national or international in scope providing direct service, education or public policy support to individuals or organizations serving the disabled community.
  • Funds will be restricted to program or operational support.
  • Grant will be issued by the Nike, Inc. Nike reserves the right for final approval.

    Nomination forms are available online at www.nike.com/nikebiz/nikebiz.jhtml?page=26&item=award or simply nikebiz.com - search or keyword Casey Martin Award. Nominations must be received by Wednesday, September 3, 2003.

    The Casey Martin award celebrates the passion and competitive spirit of pro golfer Casey Martin, in whose favor the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in May 2001 regarding the use of a motorized cart on the professional golf tour. Past Casey Martin award recipients include Rudy Garcia-Tolson (2002), a swimmer and track athlete, and Eli Wolff (2001), a member of the U.S. Paralympic Soccer Team.

    The Casey Martin Award is an integral part of Nike's overall diversity commitment to ensure there are employees of all abilities in its workplace, and athletes of all abilities on the playing field. The award also supports Nike's efforts to encourage and enable kids to lead healthy, active lives through NikeGO, a grassroots community affairs program for children ages 8-15. The program's mission is to increase physical activity in youth, offering them the support and motivation to become physically active, stay healthy and have fun. For NikeGO grant information, visit www.nikego.com.

    NIKE, Inc., based in Beaverton, Oregon, is the world's leading designer and marketer of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly owned Nike subsidiaries include Bauer NIKE Hockey Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of hockey equipment; Cole Haan®, which markets a line of high-quality men's and women's footwear, accessories and outerwear, and Hurley International LLC, which markets action sports and teen lifestyle apparel.

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