About the Award

About the Award

2018 Courage Award Winner Sophia Pecjak. A student athlete and soccer player at Lake Catholic High School, Sophia made a miraculous comeback after an infection caused her heart to stop beating.

Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Courage Award is an honor given annually by the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Sports Health at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards banquet each January.

It is awarded to a student athlete who has faced a medical challenge in his or her life and approached the situation with courage and determination to get back into the game.

2020 Courage Award

If you know a student athlete who has overcome a medical challenge in his or her life and would like to submit them for the 2020 Courage Award nominate them today.

Nominate a Student Athlete

Nominate a Student Athlete

Submissions must be received by Friday, September 11, 2020.

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