The NSF OM Foundation Award is presented in partnership with the OM Foundation. The inaugural NSF OM Foundation Award was awarded at the 2014 National Sports Forum. The award recognizes and celebrates an individual in the sports and entertainment industry who goes above and beyond to better their community. This entails anything from volunteering to help teach underprivileged children how to read on the weekends to starting a foundation that helps raise awareness and money for a certain illness, and beyond.
Individuals and organizations are nominated by peers and coworkers and the recipients are hand selected by the OM Foundation Award Selection Committee and the NSF Steering Committee. The recipient of the NSF OM Foundation Award is presented with the award at the National Sports Forum in front of the entire NSF audience.
The 2020 OM Foundation Award nomination period will open up at the end of September, but in the meantime, read below to learn about our 2019 OM Foundation Award winner, Keri Gallagher.
Congratulations to Keri Gallagher, recipient of the 2019 OM Foundation Award. Gallagher, Corporate Partnership Sales Manager for the Detroit Red Wings was selected as this years winner for her amazing work with the Rebel Nell Foundation. Rebel Nell is a a non-profit organization with the mission to employ women facing barriers to employment in Detroit, educate them on financial management, life wellness and entrepreneurship, & empower them to transition to a life of independence. Keri is the Chairman of the Board and serves as the CFO for Rebel Nell. We are honored to award Keri Gallagher with the 2019 OM Foundation Award.
The inaugural NSF OM Foundation Award was awarded at the 2014 National Sports Forum in Dallas, Texas to Danny Heinsohn, Business Development Specialist, Access Event Solutions. The award was created and is presented in partnership with Bonner Paddock and the OM Foundation. The award recognizes and celebrates an individual in the sports and entertainment industry who goes above and beyond to better their community.
The National Sports Forum’s OM Foundation Award recognizes an individual who:
We believe that everyone is capable of making a positive difference. The people who work to enrich the lives of others are heroes. A hero can help in many ways, including:
There are heroes within the NSF Family who should be recognized for the work that they do. We want to recognize the hero in all of us.
The 2020 OM Foundation Award nomination period will open at the end of September and the application will be available here. Check back soon for details!
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The OM Foundation (OMF) is a non-profit started in 2009 by Bonner Paddock to build and support early learning centers for children with all types of disabilities in the U.S. and Africa. Bonner, along with his foundation, has raised over $1 Million Dollars for special needs children by summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2008 and completing the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, in 2012 unassisted. Bonner was the first person with cerebral palsy to achieve both. Bonner, through OM Foundation and speaking engagements, promotes the idea that “any one person can make a difference if they dedicate themselves to look beyond their own personal limits to achieve their goals”.