Character Awards & Events
NAIA institutions and conferences are measured on a their commitment to Champions of Character™.
NAIA institutions nominate a deserving student-athlete, coach, or team for NAIA National Awards.
Quickly becoming a Kansas City tradition, the Champions of Character Foundation Awards Luncheon has raised an extraordinary $600,000 in its first four years. This inspiring event recognizes student-athletes, coaches, businesses and teams that exemplify the Five Core Values of the NAIA’s Champions of Character program.
Champions of Character connects with the community at NAIA National Championships, annually impacting more than 25,000 individuals.
Reinforce your commitment to Champions of Character and your sport organization/department with Champions of Character Awards.
• National Student-Athlete Day Award – Present this award anytime to the student-athlete who best demonstrates the five core values.
• Sportsmanship Day Award – Present this award anytime to a team that demonstrates outstanding sportsmanship.