Athletes for Hope

Jason Belinkie honored with President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Community Leadership Award

The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition has selected Athletes for Hope Chief Operating Officer, Jason Belinkie, to receive a 2016 President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Community Leadership Award. The award is given annually to individuals or organizations who improve the lives of others within their community by providing or enhancing opportunities to engage in sports, physical activities, fitness, and nutrition-related programs.

For the past 10 years, Jason has worked tirelessly for the non-profit Athletes for Hope as he has helped hundreds of athletes volunteer with different charities and positively impact thousands of people throughout the world. Jason has also spread his passion for running and being physically active through his role as head coach of the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (CESJDS) track and cross country teams, and as co-founder of the MoCo Track Club. At CESJDS, Jason has positively impacted the lives of hundreds of children over his 10 years of coaching

“Jason has worked to consistently promote opportunities for individuals to lead healthy lifestyles through physical activity and/or healthy nutrition,” says Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director of the Office of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. “Because of Jason’s efforts and contributions, his community can embrace a more active lifestyle. Together, we are all working to make our nation a healthier one by helping individuals across the nation live vibrant, vivacious, and productive lives.”

“Jason only knows how do to things one way, and that is a 100 percent commitment to the cause. Athletes For Hope lives at the intersection of sports and philanthropy and there is not a better space for Jason to demonstrate his passion for making a difference. We are proud to have him on our team.” Athletes For Hope, CEO, Ivan Blumberg

This year, in honor of its 60th Anniversary, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition presented the Community Leadership Award to 60 recipients across the country for making sports, physical activity, fitness, and nutrition-related programs available in their communities.