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This award is to recognize Freestyle Frisbee enthusiasts, both the competitors and volunteers who support or otherwise sponsor events and competitions that further development and recognition of disc sports. More than excellence in individual performance, this award acknowledges individuals who personify the energy and sportsmanlike attitude that presents them to others as emissaries, promoting disc sports and offering encouragement to all those with whom they come in contact. Desired qualities include an outgoing, friendly personality that creates a safe space to welcome and assist others in any of the multitude of activities surrounding disc sports. A highly motivated desire to help, and the mature patience to be helpful, coupled with a natural aptitude for communicating with a wide variety of people become paramount as selection criteria for this award.
To be presented annually at each Junior and Collegiate World Championship competition, there are two parts to this award. The first part is to be presented to that Junior or Collegiate Competitor who, in the opinion of those organizing and staffing the event, best represents the type of individual they would like to see promote disc sports throughout the world. The second part is to be presented to that Volunteer or Staff Supporter who, in the opinion of the competitors, best exemplifies the type of coaching and assistance most effective at encouraging them to continue, and others to begin, pursuit of excellence in disc sports. Clearly honesty, integrity and fairness play a significant role in the selection of both individuals. It is the essence of cooperation between these groups that the Jorgenson-Coddington Award strives to foster and is intended to acknowledge.
Accompanying each part of this award is an engraved individual trophy and a $100 cash prize. In addition, the Freestyle Players Association will maintain two plaques (one for each part), containing the names of previous as well as current recipients. These plaques shall be prominently displayed at appropriate disc sport events.
Although the intent is to present this award each year, if suitable nominees are not identified, or agreement by the voting group(s) identified above cannot be reached, the award shall not be given. In such a case the award shall be deferred, with funds held by the Freestyle Players Association until the next or subsequent year the award is made.
Trophies and plaques for this award are to be provided by the Freestyle Players Association. Funds to support the first three years of the cash portion of this award have been provided by private donor. Funding for years beyond that will either also be provided by private donor or optionally become the responsibility of the Freestyle Players Association.