The Ken Scearce Leadership Award recognizes athletes, leaders, coaches, referees and other volunteers who dedicate their time and skills to promoting the value and importance of LGBTQ+ sports. Their participation, both on and off the playing field, inspires others within their organization and builds community. Their hard work and selfless commitment directly and positively impacts the lives of others. Ken was a pillar in the LGBTQ+ sports community and was instrumental in growing the Sin City Classic Sports Festival. The winner of this award should share those same values. The recipient of the Ken Scearce Leadership Award is recognized for their role as a community leader and active volunteer within an LGBTQ+ athletic organization.

   • This individual is always a “team player” putting the needs of the team first.
   • This individual is dedicated to growing their sport within the LGBTQ+ community and has extended outreach to allies and other supporters. 
    • This individual is passionate on and/or off the field and leads by example.
    • This individual’s motivation is to give back to LGBTQ+ community, which is, first and foremost, what ultimately makes them a LEADER!  

Please nominate someone from your organization who is deserving of this prestigious award that honors Ken’s memory and dedication to the LGBTQ+ sports community. Deadline for submissions is November 30th. The award winner will be honored at the Compete Sports Diversity Awards Dinner on Thursday, January 12, 2023, in Las Vegas. You can submit your nomination for the Ken Scearce Leadership Award online by completing this form or you can download the form here and email the completed form to For more information, please email