USA Deaf Sports Federation


The USA Deaf Sports Federation annually recognizes deserving individuals, corporations or organizations that support and advocate the mission of the Federation.

Art Kruger Award - The Art Kruger Award is for the deserving individual who demonstrates leadership and continuous participation, support and contribution in the Federation over an extended period of time.

Athlete of the Year

Executive Board AwardThe Executive Board Award is for the deserving individual, corporation or organization providing significant contribution towards the enhancement of the goals of the Federation.

Hall of Fame - The Hall of Fame award is to honor those who have displayed exceptional performance or service to the deaf in the world of sports as athletes and leaders.

Jerald M. Jordan AwardThe Jerald M. Jordan Award, which is, during a Deaflympic year, for the deserving American athlete who has accomplished outstanding Deaflympics achievement, and, during a non-Deaflympic year, for the deserving and outstanding individual who demonstrated leadership and continuous participation towards the goals of the DEAFLYMPICS.

President’s AwardThe President’s Award is for the deserving individual who demonstrates outstanding performances and services to the Federation.