Ronald Plassman Gold Standard Award Nomination Form
The Ronald Plassman Gold Standard Award is presented annually each fall to deserving athletes, coaches and program supporters who demonstrate gold standard values lived out by the actions and support of Ron Plassman (1940-2022). These include excellence on the field of play, sportsmanship, leadership, and championing the sport of goalball.
The award exists to honor and recognize Ron Plassman’s role as an ardent champion of goalball, adaptive sports, and the Paralympic Movement. Ron’s passionate support specifically for goalball athletes led to the creation of the Goalball Center of Excellence in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the first training site of its kind in the United States and now the home of the USA Men’s and Women’s Goalball resident training program.