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For Immediate Release
Contact Information
Media Out Loud, LLC
Alfonzo Chavez
Public Relations Manager
480-222-4223
press@sportsoutloud.com

Nominations Being Accepted for Sports Out Loud Amateur
Gay Athlete of the Year Award

Tempe, Arizona—January 14, 2008 --Sports Out Loud is excited to announce that it is accepting nominations for its 2008 Athlete of the Year presented by Gay World Adventures. Amateur GLBT athletes are invited to apply and/or nominate for this first of its kind award.

Sports Out Loud Cover An impressive panel of celebrity judges consisting of former NBA athlete John Amaeche, Olympic Gold Medalist Mark Tewksbury, and Sirius Radio OUTQ's Doria Biddle has been assembled to select the final winner.

"Ten years ago it would have been unheard of to have such an award and we are happy to be pioneers in gay sports coverage. We anticipate a broad range of applicants from Saturday golfers to serious soccer players," said Eric Carlyle, Publisher/CEO of Sports Out Loud.

The winner will be selected based on the following criteria: commitment to personal achievement, active participation in an individual or team sport, supporting/encouraging others in sports and commitment to the GLBT sporting community and/or GLBT community. “It was important to recognize the diversity of gay community, including athletes” said company Publisher/GM David Riach.

Applications will be accepted starting January 10, 2008 and full details can be found at www.sportsoutloud.com/aoty. The application deadline is March 08, 2008. Official sponsors of the award include Jane and Jane Magazine, HE Swim and Bodywear, and Sidelines Sports Bar.

Sports Out Loud offers the gay community the latest, best, and most comprehensive sports information both locally and globally. We connect and inspire our readers to get involved and participate in the sports scene. The company's web site is www.sportsoutloud.com. Media inquiries should be directed to press@sportsoutloud.com.



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