If you’ve been thinking about nominating your favorite adoption group for the Greyhound Adoption Program of the Year (GAPY) Award, there’s still time to do so. AGC Communications Coordinator Jim Gartland has announced that the nomination deadline has been extended to October 1, 2016.

The GAPY award was started in 2007 by the American Greyhound Track Operators Association (AGTOA) as an individual award, and became a program of the American Greyhound Council (AGC) in 2010. In 2014, the emphasis shifted to recognizing adoption organizations.

Any individual or organization may nominate a candidate for the GAPY award. Each of the two organizations selected as winners each year will receive a $1,000 donation.

Previous winners include:

2015:  Greyhound Crossroads, South Carolina; Second Chance Greyhounds, Georgia.

2014:  SOS Levriers de Quebec, Canada; Project Racing Home Greyhounds, North Carolina.

2013:  Monica Smith, Greyhound Support Transport

2012:  Lesley Ezkovich, It’s a Grey Area

2011:  Ann Bollens, GPA Emerald Coast Chapter

2010:  Linda Jensen, Massachusetts