Dear Participants,

On behalf of the Greater Washington Sports Alliance, we would like to thank you for participating in our voting survey. New to SneakerBall VI is an interactive awards program. Not only does the 2009 program include previous categories like Hall of Champions and Sportsperson of the Year, but the public now has the opportunity to vote on six additional awards honoring excellence in athletic performance, franchise leadership, entertainment, community support and media coverage.

What is SneakerBall?

SneakerBall is the only black tie and sneakers gala that annually celebrates the best of sports in the Greater Washington D.C. region. The event is organized to benefit the Greater Washington Sports Alliance Foundation, which is made up of six local charities and creates avenues for corporate philanthropy to enhance the region’s youth sports programs and facilities. SneakerBall is one of Washington, D.C.’s signature galas held at the National Building Museum with over 1,000 attendees, more than 50 professional athletes & Olympians, the Greater Washington sports franchise ownership groups, leaders of the region’s business community and the Sports Alliance charitable partners.

The nominees in the following survey were submitted to the Greater Washington Sports Alliance by a selection committee made up of local sports legends, broadcasters and political figures.

How to complete the survey:
Once you have read about this survey, click the "Next" button below. There are 6 categories in which to vote. In order to answer each question, you can read biographies or watch videos for each of the nominees, before answering the question at the bottom of the page. It is important that you take the time to do this because we want to ensure that the best of the best wins the award, according to your votes.

Again, we would like to thank you for participating in this survey. Winners will be announced at SneakerBall VI on September 15, 2009.

Thank you for your support of the Greater Washington Sports Alliance