Celebrating Independent Gainesville
“We’ve got spirit,
Yes, we do!
We’ve got spirit,
How ’bout you?”
(Yes, one of us was a cheerleader in high school…)
The Gainesville Sun is seeking submissions for their Spirit of Gainesville awards, and we can’t encourage the fantastic people of indiegainesville to nominate those we all know who truly make a difference in our community. Let’s (nicely, of course) inundate them with all the magnificent people who make Gainesville worthy of celebrating!
Nominees sought for Second Annual Spirit of Gainesville Awards
In a city as rich in talent, energy and civic involvement as Gainesville, everyone knows someone who stands out for his or her singular dedication to creating a better community.
Whether it be in building an innovative business, improving lives through medicine, demonstrating good sportsmanship, helping the arts thrive, or diligently serving the needs of the community, the work of these selfless individuals is essential for a thriving Gainesville.
Now’s your chance to honor some of our community’s most stellar residents by nominating them for the Second Annual Spirit of Gainesville Awards.
Sponsored by The Gainesville Sun, Gainesville Magazine and Gainesville.com, the Spirit of Gainesville Awards again will be presented in five categories: Community Service, Arts, Medicine, Entrepreneurship and Sportsmanship.
The awards will be presented at a reception at The Sun atrium on Wednesday, Nov. 28, in a ceremony that will honor not only the five winners but each nominee.
Winners will be selected from among those nominated online by community members. The simple process begins Sunday and has a deadline of Sept. 10. Only one nomination is necessary for each nominee, but others are encouraged to add supportive comments.
So if you know someone whose energy is helping transform our city, now is your chance to shine the spotlight on their efforts.
To nominate an individual, learn about those who have been nominated or add supportive comments to nominees, go to www.gainesville.com/spiritofgainesville
The five categories:
Community Service: A volunteer whose unselfish devotion of time and energy improves the lives of others.
Arts: An individual who enriches the community through the gift of his or her talents in the visual or performing arts, or teaching the visual or performing arts.
Entrepreneurship: Nominees should demonstrate innovation and creativity and a concern for the community.
Medicine: An individual who exhibits a concern for the community as he or she demonstrates innovation and creativity in creating or distributing new products or ideas.
Sportsmanship: An individual who is an athlete, coach (either professional or volunteer) or resident who demonstrates the highest standards of fair play and sportsmanship and is a model for such qualities.