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Sports Illustrated Kids - Brand AmbassadorEach year, Sports Illustrated Kids puts out a call for nominations for SportsKid of the Year. A celebration of children aged 7-15 who have demonstrated “outstanding sportsmanship through their accomplishments on the field, in their classrooms and in their communities,” the 2013 SKOTY will appear on the cover of the December issue of Sports Illustrated Kids, receive a SKOTY jacket, and a trip to New York City to accept the award at the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year ceremony. The question is: Is YOUR kid the 2013 SportsKid of the Year? If you think they should be, click here to nominate them right now!

The 2012 SportsKids of the Year were Conner and Cayden Long, brothers from Tennessee who despite Cayden being born with cerebral palsy – unable to walk or talk – run triathlons together. Watch their story below…

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If you know a girl or boy that you think should be the 2013 SportsKid of the Year, get their nomination in before October 7, 2013.

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Disclosure: As noted above, The Rock Father is participating in a sponsored blog ambassador program from Sports Illustrated Kids. As a part of this program, I have received paid compensation and a year subscription for placement of digital advertisements and specific postings related to SI Kids.