About Positive Athlete


Positive Athlete is a celebration of young Athletes who have overcome difficult circumstances, given back to their schools and communities in a significant way, or just have an infectious positive attitude that makes everyone around them a better person. We celebrate them with awards, corporately sponsored scholarships, unique opportunities, and CNN Sports tells their stories on a national media platform to inspire other athletes. Over 7 years, thousands of high school athletes have been nominated by coaches, parents, teachers, family members, and fans. And over $350,000 in scholarships have been awarded.

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Optimistic Attitude

Most coaches will tell you that an athlete who believes positive things will happen has a greater chance for success.

Encouraging Teammate

In every sport, teammates are going to experience some kind of failure. Positive Athletes are the first ones to encourage them.

Servant Leader

Positive Athletes do not think about being the "stars of the team." They lead through serving others first and by setting an example.

Heart for Others

Many athletes are blessed with gifts that many others are not. The Positive Athlete seeks to help the less gifted or fortunate.

Admits Imperfections

This is Positive Athlete…not Perfect Athlete. Athletes willing to admit they make mistakes gain the respect of teammates and fans.

Always Gives 100%

Not every athletic competition goes as planned, but a Positive Athlete always gives 100% no matter what the scoreboard says.

Puts Team First

There are times when personal achievement may hurt the team's goal. Positive Athletes choose their team.

The Positive Athlete brand was created to remind all athletes that it’s “cool to be positive.” It also creates opportunities for local companies to participate in the movement.

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Positive Athlete Corporate Headquarters:
Atlanta, GA USA