gamechanger of the year

celebrating those THAT make youth sports possible


christopher abbott

Officer Abbott worked tirelessly to ensure that every Glenwood child, regardless of financial means or abilities, had the opportunity to play baseball or softball. He collaborated with the City of Glenwood to open a brand new concession and restroom facility in 2023, addressing the need for amenities at several fields within the ballpark. His efforts even led to including a playground for players’ siblings!
Read Christopher’s Story →

Honorable Mentions

Jeff Albright
Brittney Jasper
Drew Talley
Shaun Michael Meckley
Christa Hall
Victor Chavez
Ashlie Potter
Kris Jackson
Cody Smith
Ava Wallace
Andrew Jackson
Jenna Bain
Michael Baron
Joel Kline and Little Mustangs Coaching Staff
Aaron Rouselle

do you know the next gamechanger of the year?

We can’t wait to hear who you think might be the best recipient for the 2023 GameChanger of the Year. We’ll begin accepting submissions around November, so set a reminder and make sure to come back then.
GameChanger Media’s GameChanger of the Year

ELIGIBILITY:  The GameChanger Media GameChanger of the Year CONTEST (“Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.  Employees of Sponsor, participating vendors (if any), their respective parent companies, affiliates, and subsidiaries, and their respective participating advertising, promotions, and public relations agencies as well as members of their families and/or those living in the same household as such individuals are not eligible to enter.  The Promotion is (a) governed by these Official Rules, (b) void where prohibited or restricted by law, and (c) subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.  You must have access to the Internet and a valid email address in order to enter.  By entering, you agree that you have read and consent to be bound by these Official Rules, and Sponsor’s privacy policy, available here.  You must have access to the Internet and a valid email address in order to enter.  Eligibility is conditioned on the acceptance of these Official Rules at time of entry.
HOW TO ENTER:  The Promotion begins on November 29, 2023 at 9 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends December 13, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET (“Promotion Period”), and is designed to give eligible entrants the opportunity to recognize someone in the community who goes above and beyond to give back to youth sports, whether it's a coach, parent or volunteer, to win Prizes in accordance with these Official Rules. To enter, visit (the “Website”) to complete and submit an official Promotion entry (each a “Submission”).
Limit one Submission per person during the Promotion Period. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, or misdirected entries, all of which are void. Sponsor’s computer is the official Promotion clock.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Each Submission must include an online written submission explaining why the individual nominated is deserving of this award.
WINNER SELECTION: A panel of judges (the “Judges”) will review the Submissions based on the following weighted judging criteria: (A) The individual who made the most significant positive difference in their youth sports community or most enhanced the lives of youth athletes [75%], and (B) The individual whose action showed the most courage and inspiration [25%].  The one (1) Submission that achieves the highest overall scores from the Judges will be awarded the Prize. In the event of a tie, the Submission among the tied entries with the highest score from the Judges in “courage and inspiration” will be deemed the winner. All winners are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. Decisions of Sponsor and Judges are final and binding. Potential winners will be contacted by telephone, email, or US mail, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
PRIZES: There will be one (1) Prize, consisting of a one-year subscription to GameChanger Premium, a GameChanger Live Streaming Mounting Kit and a Mevo camera, for both the nominee and the nominator. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) Prize: $650.00. Odds of winning a Prize depend on the number of eligible Submissions received during the Promotion Period. Any Prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION:  Prize is not transferable. Taxes on Prize are sole responsibility of winner. No Prize substitutions or cash redemptions allowed, except by Sponsor, who may substitute a Prize of equal or greater value if advertised Prize becomes unavailable. Sponsor shall not be held responsible for any delays in awarding the Prize or any component thereof for any reason. Entry into this Promotion constitutes entrant’s agreement to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Promotion. Potential Prize winner may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability & Publicity Release and a Confidentiality Agreement within 48 hours following the date of first attempted notification. Failure to comply within this time period may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. In the event that any prize notification message is returned as undeliverable or if no response to the prize notification message is received within the time period stated or if the potential winner is found ineligible or does not comply with these Official Rules, the Prize may, in the Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner selected at random from among remaining eligible Submissions. If Sponsor is unable to confirm a winner after three (3) good faith attempts, the Prize may not be awarded. If the confirmed winner forfeits the Prize for any reason after confirmation, no alternate winner will be selected.  In no event will more than one (1) Prize be awarded. If, for any reason, more than one (1) prize notification is sent (or more than one (1) claim is received), Sponsor reserves the right to award the prizes through a random drawing from among all eligible prize claims received. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
RELEASE:  By participating in the Promotion, winner agrees to release Sponsor, participating vendors (if any), and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies and advertising, promotion and public relations agencies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents (“Released Parties”) from any and all liability, loss or damage of any kind arising out of or in connection with their participation in this Promotion or with respect to awarding, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any Prize. The Released Parties not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Promotion, or in the announcement of the prize. An entrant may be prohibited from participating in this Promotion if, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, it reasonably believes that the entrant has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of this Promotion by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices or annoys, abuses, threatens or harasses any other entrants, Released Parties, or associated agencies or entities.
DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Promotion or any Prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant's rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
ELIMINATION:  Any false information provided within the context of the Promotion by any entrant concerning identity, postal address, telephone number, ownership of right or noncompliance with these Official Rules or the like may result in the immediate elimination of the entrant from the Promotion.
WAIVER:  Entrants hereby waive all rights to: (i) claim punitive, exemplary, special, incidental, indirect and consequential damages and any other damages (whether due to negligence or otherwise), other than for actual out-of-pocket costs; and (ii) have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.
LIMIT OF LIABILITY:  If, for any reason, the Promotion is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, act of God, or any other causes which corrupt or otherwise affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion or any portion thereof at any time, and for any reason without further obligation or advance notice. Sponsor reserves the right, but does not have any obligation, to select winners from eligible entries received as of the termination date. Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or acts in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.
SEVERABILITY:  If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.
WINNERS’ LIST:  For a copy of the winners’ list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope postmarked by Thursday, March 23, 2024 [90 days after end of promotion] to GameChanger Media, Inc., 124 East 14th Street, f17, New York NY 10003, Attention GameChanger Media’s GameChanger of the Year Winner's List Request.
SPONSOR:  GameChanger Media, Inc., 124 East 14th Street, f17, New York, NY 10003