Student athletes across the country may idolize professional players like Alex Rodriguez, who's a fan favorite despite testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. This leaves the impression that using steroids isn't a big deal. It is. Besides the cheating factor, performance enhancing drugs damage your body by ruining tendons, stunting bone growth, and increasing your chances of being diagnosed with liver cancer.
To promote healthy lifestyles and positive attitudes, Major League Baseball Charities and Drugfree.org are teaming up to honor student athletes and coaches who encourage teamwork. If you're 13 or older, nominate someone you know here who "inspired others to give it their all, made the team smile after a big defeat, or shown exemplary character and integrity both on and off the field."
One student athlete and one coach will win a trip for two to New York City, be honored at gala, as well as receive a $1,000 gift card to a New York City store, and be presented with a plaque by Major League Baseball Charities.
You don't have to be the best player on the team to win, just the one with the best attitude. The deadline for nominations is October 15. Winners will be notified by November 15.