Do you know a SportsKid of the year? What exactly is a SportsKid of the year you might be asking? A SportsKid is a kid plays sports, does well in school, and gives back to his/her community.
SportsKid of the Year
Each year, SI Kids honors one special kid who demonstrates outstanding sportsmanship through his or her accomplishments on the field, in their classrooms and in their communities.
I love that Sports Illustrated is reaching out to find kids that embody such wonderful attributes. In a world when we shy away from awarding any kid for fear of hurting others this is a refreshing change of pace. The story of last years nominee(s) and winner(s) is heartfelt. Yes last year their were two winners, Conner and Cayden Long, brothers.
SportsKid 2012 Story
Their inspiring story of brotherly love stems from a desire to compete side-by-side in sports, even though Cayden was born with cerebral palsy and cannot talk or walk on his own. Since 2011, the Long brothers have competed in more than a dozen triathlons. Conner pushes Cayden in a stroller during the run portion, pulls Cayden in a raft in the swim, and pulls him in a trailer during the bike race.
SportsKid of the Year 2012
Sports Illustrated SportsKid Wins
- Appear on the cover of the December issue of Sports Illustrated Kids magazine
- Receive a trip to New York City to be honored at the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year ceremony
- Get an awesome SKOTY jacket
If you know a SportsKid of the Year then I strongly urge you to nominate them today. Nominations will be accepted until October 7, 2013 and you can do so at
If you have a young sports fan then I encourage you to subscribe to SIKids!