MONTCLAIR, N.J., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- (Youth1) – Youth1 Media announces the long-anticipated open voting period has begun for The 2013 Youthee Awards, America's first-ever youth sports awards, honoring excellence in sport, community initiative, teamwork, and love of the game.
Within 24 hours of the official opening of voting on Sunday, March 10th, fans came out in droves to Youth1.com to voice their choice among the four finalists in 15 categories, from Male & Female Athlete of the Year, Athlete of the Year by Sport, Coach of the Year and more! For a complete list of Categories and Nominees, go to Youth1.com.
The prestigious Youthees are an accolade presented by Youth1 Media recognizing individual and team athletic achievement and other sports-related performance during the calendar year preceding a given ceremony.
Jay Amore, President of Youth 1 Media adds, "Being a part of the Youthees is something special. It is the highest honor that Youth1 can bestow on a young athlete. It speaks volumes about the high caliber of athletes out there, and if selected, it means you've demonstrated outstanding ability and commitment in your pursuit of excellence."
The first Youthees were awarded last year capturing the attention of the most passionate fan base in the country from coast to coast.
The San Francisco Examiner acclaims, "Hollywood honors its finest with an Oscar and the adult athletic world acknowledges its stars with an ESPY; the national youth sports community now has its own award, the Youthee."
To vote, fans must register at Youth1.com and get a free membership to the Locker Room, Youth1's interactive sports community. All registered voters can vote for a nominee in each category one time per day. Open voting closes at midnight EST on March 22nd.
Winners will be announced at a live ceremony to be held at the Yogi Berra Museum in Montclair, New Jersey on Saturday, April 27th at 7pm.
About Youth1 Media:
Youth1 is the authority of youth sports, uniting the youth sports world with news, information and media. With unique content and access to sports directors, coaches and players, Youth1 offers news, rankings, features, profiles, multi-media, and the prestigious Youthees Awards that makes it THE most trusted source for everything youth sports. For more information visit www.Youth1.com.
Laura Petrillo Youth1 Media, 973-818-3293, LPetrillo@youth1.com
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