The Town of Huntsville is accepting nominations for the community torchbearer for next year’s Pan AM torch relay. Program lead Simone Babineau says they are looking for two torchbearers.

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You can nominate someone in the Sport Healthy Living, the Community Engagement categories or both. The nominee has to be someone 13 and older by May 2015.

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The nomination form can be found on the town’s website or you can pick up a copy at the Chamber of Commerce or Town Hall. However, Babineau says if you’re not chosen in this competition, you still have a chance in nationwide contest.

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In either contest you have to explain why you or the person you’re nominating is a perfect candidate to represent Huntsville.

Community Nomination Criteria:

Nominees Must Be:
• A resident of the Town of Huntsville
• Age 13 years or older by May, 2015
• Please note that final torchbearers must be available May 30th – July 10th, 2015 to participate in the Torch Relay

Eligible Torchbearer Nominees should demonstrate one or more of the following in either category:

Sport Healthy Living:
• Excels athletically as an individual or as part of a team (competitive or recreational). Can be an alumni, coach, aspiring athlete etc.
• Individual who has benefited from a sport or activity, through an area such as improved confidence or a healthier lifestyle.
• Individual who has made a significant impact in the community through sport and/or healthier lifestyle.

Community Engagement:
• Dedicated community volunteer.
• Individual who has made a significant impact and brought about positive change in the community.
• Individual who has enriched the cultural fabric of the community and or an ambassador of Huntsville culture.

Click here for the Nomination Form.