LAST YEAR, SOPHIA PECJAK WAS HONORED WITH THE 2018 CLEVELAND CLINIC SPORTS HEALTH COURAGE AWARD. WATCH HER FULL VIDEO BELOW.
Sophia Pecjak, a 15-year-old freshman soccer and basketball player attending Lake Catholic High School in Mentor, Ohio, overcame major medical obstacles to return to her true passion, participating in competitive sports.
This year's Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Courage Award Recipient is forthcoming. Please check back soon.
Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Courage Award is awarded to an athlete who displays courage beyond the boundaries of their playing field, in order to inspire those around them.
PAST COURAGE AWARD RECIPIENTS:
2018: Sophia Pecjak, Mentor, Soccer & Basketball
2017: Samer Babi, North Olmsted, Football - SamerStrong Memorial Foundation
2016: Kendra Seitz, Competitive Swimming
2015: Colin Teets, Westlake, Hockey
2014: Nick Lenyo, Huron, Football
2013: Courteney Belmonte, Westlake, Competitive Cheerleading
2012: Molly Miller, Notre Dame Academy, Soccer
2011: Brandee Kelly, Cleveland State University, Basketball
2010: Olivia Warhop, Hathaway Brown School, Swimming & Soccer
2009: Gyasi Cooper, St. Ignatius High School, Track & Field
2008: Eric Anderson, Jr., Gilmour Academy, Basketball
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