The Palm Beach County Sports Commission announced the Annual Sports Awards winners in a virtual ceremony on May 26, 2021, at 7 p.m. The Annual Sports Awards included: Amateur Athlete of the Year (Female), Amateur Athlete of the Year (Male), Andrews-Ceravolo Coach of the Year, Outstanding Sports Contributor, Dick Moroso Memorial Motorsports Award, Special Olympics Athlete of the Year Award, and a new award, the Champion of Diversity and Equity in Sports.
The newest honor, the Champion of Diversity and Equity in Sports, will be given annually to a person, persons, or organization that excels in the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in sports. The inaugural recipients of the award are Malachi and Essie Knowles, founders of African American Golfers Hall of Fame and Inner City Youth Golfers, an organization dedicated to developing local youth through the game of golf.
The full Annual Sports Awards winners are as follows:
Amateur Athlete of the Year – Male
Josh Zuchowski (The King’s Academy – swimming)
Amateur Athlete of the Year – Female
Iggy Allen (Florida Atlantic University – basketball)
Andrews-Ceravolo Amateur Coach of the Year:
Doug Socha (Keiser University – football)
Champion of Equity and Diversity in Sports
Malachi and Essie Knowles
Outstanding Sports Contributor
Special Olympics Athlete of the Year
Dick Moroso Memorial Motorsports Award