This prestigious national award recognizes a USDF youth member who demonstrates a commitment to USDF’s mission through exceptional volunteer effort and commitment. Any USDF member may nominate a deserving youth for this award, but nominees must be current USDF members, 21 years or younger. Winners will be selected by the USDF Youth Programs Committee. Nominations must be submitted by August 31.
The recipient will be presented at the Adequan/USDF Annual Convention with a perpetual trophy that will be permanently housed in the Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame, and will receive a “keeper” trophy. The winner will also receive two complimentary tickets to the Salute Gala & Annual Awards Banquet, a travel grant of up to $500 from the USDF Youth Programs Advisory Subcommittee to cover travel expenses and a $100 gift certificate to the USDF Store. USDF will issue a press release, and the winner will be featured in the Yearbook issue of USDF Connection.
Kelby Barranco- Boynton Beach, FL
Catherine Chamberlain- Chandler, AZ
Drew Carlin- Columbia, SC
Naomi Martin- Brooks, OR
Kariel Swanfeldt- Ayer, MA
Kassidy Peacock- Helotes, TX
Kristin Posner- Lexington, KY
For criteria and information about the nomination/selection process, download all necessary forms and documents.
Send nomination forms or questions to:
USDF Youth Program Coordinator
4051 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington KY 40511
Phone: (859) 971-2277