Whether you provide participation awards to your customers or not, we are all affected by the media's negative portrayal of our industry and the tradition of participation awards in youth sports programs.
The Awards and Personalization Association board of directors is strongly committed to educating the public; coaches, teachers, league organizers and administrators, and parents on the value of recognizing our youth for committing to and participating in organized activities such as sports, academics, and the arts.
We are moving forward with the development of the Participation Award Education Program. This program will share the positive impact of participation awards, and educate on how to implement a meaningful and memorable recognition program.
JDS Industries has offered to match up to $25,000 for donations received for this program. We are just about halfway to our goal. The extent of the program relies entirely on the funds we are able to raise. Thank you to all who have generously donated to this program.
Make your donation and be sure to indicate that it is for the Participation Award Education Program. Donations in any amount are welcome and appreciated!