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Nominations now accepted for fifth annual Casey Martin Award

Beaverton, OR (29 June, 2005) – Nike is now accepting nominations for the Fifth Annual Casey Martin Award. What: 2005 Casey Martin Award

Who: Nike’s annual Casey Martin Award recognizes an individual for his or her courage to pursue a sport of choice despite challenges or barriers—whether physical, mental, societal or cultural. As well as receiving special recognition, the recipient will present a grant award of $25,000 to a qualified nonprofit organization of his or her choice.

Criteria for Nike’s Casey Martin Award:

  • Individual of any age with a disability as defined by the Department of Justice

  • Individual has pursued a chosen sport to a level of success despite challenges (physical, psychological, societal or cultural)

  • Individual has taken a personal and public stand, as a role model and advocate, to support and inspire others with disabilities to pursue and excel in sport

  • If selected, nominee must be available the first week of November 2005 to travel to Nike’s World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon (award recipient will be notified of specific date)

Why: The award is presented in honor of professional golfer Casey Martin, who succeeded in his sport while overcoming challenges posed by a rare circulatory condition. Martin stood up for his rights and those of other athletes with disabilities by fighting for and winning legal permission to ride a golf cart during competition.

When: Nominations must be received by Monday, July 11, 2005.

How: Nomination forms may be downloaded at

Send completed nomination form to: Casey Martin Award Global Community Affairs (JM2) NIKE, Inc. One Bowerman Drive Beaverton, Oregon 97005

Read More: Awards Press Release