Comeback Student Athlete of Year Awards Program
The "Comeback Student Athlete of the Year" contest, a partnership between PCH Sports Medicine for Young Athletes and KPNX Channel 12 rewards outstanding young athletes who have returned to athletic competition after receiving treatment for an injury, illness, or physical limitation.
Throughout the year all contest nominees will have the chance of being chosen as the "Comeback Student Athlete of the Week," and highlighted on television on Channel 12's Friday Night Fever or Sports Tonight!
At the end of the school year, a panel of judges will choose the PCH Sports Medicine Comeback Student Athlete of the Year, who will be awarded $2,500 in scholarship money.
There will also be an award for the "Fan Fave," who will be chosen by your votes, and collect $2,000 in scholarship money. The athletics programs of each winner will be given a cash prize of $2,000.
In addition to keeping an eye out for weekly winners, tune in to Friday Night Fever and Sports Tonight for the PCH Sports Medicine for Young Athletes Tip of the Week. Phoenix Children's own Dr. Jeffrey Vaughn will offer tips on preventing injury, proper nutrition, and strength training, to name a few.
For more information and to nominate yourself or someone you know, go to www.comebackathlete.azcentral.com.
If you want more tips from Dr. Vaughn, be sure to tune into pre- and post-game TV and radio telecasts of Arizona Cardinals football on ABC 15, Sports 620 KTAR, and News Radio 92.3 FM. Dr. Vaughn, along with some of his friends from the Cardinals, offer even more information on keeping young athletes healthy and "playing like the pros."
If you're lucky enough to catch a game at University of Phoenix Stadium, keep an eye on the JumboTron … you'll see Dr. Vaughn there, too.
NOTE: Applications/Nominations are open to Arizona residents between the ages of 8 and 18 who have been enrolled in Arizona public, private, charter, or home school within the past 12 months. Nominee must have participated in organized sports (school, club, intramurals, etc.) in the past and missed part of the last season due to injury, illness, or physical limitations. A complete list of rules is available at www.comebackathlete.azcentral.com.