All Star awards

Created in 2011, the NSGA All-Star Awards recognize the most outstanding accomplishments and contributions made within the sporting goods industry throughout the previous year. The goal of the All-Star Awards is to honor activities that should be recognized and repeated throughout the industry.

Awards are presented in the following categories:

Community Collaboration All-Star Award
Industry Catalyst All-Star Award

Applications for the 2017 All-Star Awards program are now available and will be accepted through November 1, 2016. If you have questions about the program, please contact Angela Mennecke, NSGA Marketing & Communications Coordinator, at awards@nsga.org or by phone at (800) 815-5422, ext. 1190. 

To learn more about the previous All-Star Award winners, click here.


Community Collaboration All-Star Award

The Community Collaboration All-Star Award recognizes businesses that go above and beyond in their support of community activities, organizations and/or events.

The winning retailers/team dealers will have a strong record of financially supporting local causes and events, and/or organizing and participating in activities meant to support a cause that builds community in their area. Their involvement should have a measureable impact on the organizations or events they have supported. 

Nomination Requirements:

  • Completed nomination form from an NSGA member company (can self-nominate)
  • Brief statement on how the nominated company has impacted the community
  • Optional attachments of examples of how the company has supported and aided the community
  • Nominations must be made by an NSGA member company, but winners need not be members 

Industry Catalyst All-Star Award

The Industry Catalyst All-Star Award recognizes companies that implement measures to advance and spark innovation in the sporting goods industry. The recipient of the Industry Catalyst All-Star Award will have a dramatic impact on the industry, raising the standards of excellence through innovation.

The winning company can display innovation through its products, use of technology, culture, or dedication to encouraging sports participation in new ways.

Nomination Requirements:

  • Completed nomination form from an NSGA member company (can self-nominate)
  • Brief statement on how the nominated company has impacted the sporting goods industry
  • Optional attachments of examples of how the company has used innovation to progress the sporting goods industry
  • Nominations must be made by an NSGA member company, but winners need not be members