10/01/15 – Riherds.com to Sponsor Above and Beyond Awards at All State Championship Events

October 1, 2015 2015-2016 News Releases

Riherds.com, a Kentucky-based company headquartered in Smiths Grove specializing in trophies, awards, name tags and signs, will provide the “Above and Beyond” award at each KHSAA state championship event for 2015-16. Riherds.com is proud to be the Official Supplier of Trophies and Awards to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

The award is given to a participant at each KHSAA championship event and will be awarded from the pool of candidates nominated by participating school representatives. The award is based on five attributes: Citizenship, Leadership, Athletics, Sportsmanship and Scholarship.

Nominated students should exemplify these five attributes by:

  • Playing the game/competition by the rules.
  • Treating game officials, coaches and competitors with due respect as fellow human beings.
  • Taking victory and defeat without undue emotionalism.
  • Controlling of tempers at all times on and off the playing field.
  • Being positive with officials, coaches and competitors, without criticism for things that occur during the contest.
  • Cooperating with the coaches, officials and fellow players in trying to promote good sportsmanship.
  • Being positive with opponents, refraining from swearing or making insulting remarks to opponents, before during or after the contest.
  • Letting student and adult audiences know that inappropriate behavior reflects poorly on the team.
  • Serving as a role model for future student-athletes and a role model within the school and community with the five attributes listed above.

Participating member schools must nominate individuals to be considered and those nominations may only be provided through an online application on the KHSAA website. School representatives will be sent the appropriate link. The award, in the form of a plaque, will be presented during award ceremonies at each event.