Owen Gray Heart of a Champion Nominations

2020 Owen Gray Heart of a Champion Nominations

We are excited to present the 5th Annual Owen Gray Heart of a Champion Award!  This award is different than any other award presented at the Nationals.  The Owen Gray Heart of a Champion is awarded to a player or coach who exemplifies the love of Christ in their life.  A Heart of a Champion deeply cares for their community and others above themselves.

2020 submission deadline:  Sunday March 8 by Midnight

The award’s namesake and the first recipient, Owen Gray, is a student who learned he had Marfan Syndrome and could not play basketball or participate in sports anymore.  He took this hardship and soared on wings like eagles. He raised money for the Marfan Foundation, raised national awareness for the Marfan Foundation, is constantly visiting and loving kids who are ill, never focuses on how things are hard for him, but cares for others.

Owen will be once again assisting in the hard process of deciding a recipient for this award. 

This year we are proud to once again award this to a deserving player or coach.  We get some great submissions for this award, and this year we wanted to share the amazing things these athletes and coaches are doing. 

Owen Gray Heart of a Champion Award Nomination Form

  • Any NCHBC attendee may nominate any NCHBC family, coach, player, etc. that you feel displays the traits that are mentioned.