AUSTIN, TX -- FloSports announced Tuesday, March 7, the launch of Hometown
Heroes -- an award recognizing the finest coaches in the country who make an impact
in the community by changing high school-age athletes' lives for the better.
FloSports will conduct a nationwide search for coaches who provide the fundamental
groundwork for their athletes to excel and who exhibit an ability to build strong communities by showing the
importance of teamwork, goal setting and work ethic. FloSports will award the top coach
with a $25,000 cash prize on behalf of national mortgage lender Quicken Loans.
"For athletes, coaches are considered some of most influential figures in their lives," said
Martin Floreani, CEO of FloSports. "These coaches have helped prepare and encourage
today's athletes to excel on and off the field, court or mat. While many coaches often go
unrecognized as they train athletes for success, this program allows us to show our
appreciation to the coaches that have gone above and beyond by laying the groundwork
for their athletes to succeed at the next level and in life."
The nomination process will begin in March and end May 31. In addition to the grand
prize winner, FloSports will select five finalists to be featured in a video series that will
focus on the impact they have had on their team and in their community. The video
series will be published across FloSports' network of over 20 dedicated sports sites.
All nominations must be entered through FloSports. The criteria that each nominee must
· Be a coach of high school-age athletes.
· Has a strong presence in their community.
· Continues to enrich their athletes' lives all-around.
· Has received praise from other coaches and peers.
Hometown Heroes will conclude with the grand prize winner announced in October. This
year's event is presented by Quicken Loans.
FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, partners with event
rights holders and governing bodies to unlock a world of sports coverage that true fans
have been waiting for. Through live streaming of premier events, original video
programming, and weekly studio shows, FloSports is growing the sports, the athletes
and the fans. Current verticals under the FloSports header are Wrestling, Grappling,
MMA, Elite Fitness, Boxing, Softball, Tennis, Pro Wrestling, Gymnastics, Marching,
Basketball, Volleyball, eSports, Rodeo, Climbing, Swimming, Cheerleading, and Track.