Nominations for the 2011 Greyhound Adoption Person of the Year (GAPY) award will close at 5 pm Central time on Thursday, September 1. The award is given annually to a volunteer or paid adoption worker who has made exceptional contributions in the field of greyhound adoption.
The GAPY award was initiated by the American Greyhound Track Operators Association (AGTOA) in 2007. It became a program of the American Greyhound Council (AGC) in 2010.
"Honoring an outstanding adoption worker is one of the most important things we do each year," said AGC Communications Coordinator Gary Guccione. "It gives us a chance to recognize some extraordinary people. The level of commitment and dedication these nominees bring to the work of greyhound adoption is really incredible."
Past GAPY winners include Linda Jensen of Plainfield, CT; Teddy Palmer of Tulsa, OK; Dennis Tyler of Melbourne, FL, and Cheryl King of San Antonio, TX.
The winner of the 2011 award will be selected at the AGC’s fall meeting and announced in mid-December. The winner receives an expense-paid trip to Las Vegas for the AGC’s spring meeting and award presentation, as well as a $500 check for his/her adoption group.