Fireworks July 4th in Pittsburgh!, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Chris Juliano’s photostream

Pittsburgh has been known as the “City of Champions” for decades. Now, you have the opportunity to nominate Pittsburghers who exemplify “remarkable leadership, inspiring community achievement and extraordinary entrepreneurial spirit.” Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square has developed this “Celebration of Champions” awards program to recognize influential leaders and support deserving nonprofits in the Pittsburgh region.

Individuals can be nominated in six categories:

  • Healthcare
  • Technology
  • Education
  • Tourism & Hospitality
  • First Responders, Military & Veterans
  • Sports, Art & Entertainment

Nominees must demonstrate excellence in their field through leadership, achievement and volunteerism and live or work in the Pittsburgh region. Entries are being accepted through April 15, 2015 online only at

Nominees with the most votes in each category will be named a “champion.” Champions will win:

  • Dinner for four at Trackside at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel @ Station Square, and 100,000 SPG Points
  • $1,000.00 donation made by the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square directly to a designated nonprofit organization selected by each winner

To learn more about this program or to make nominations, please click here. But, remember, nominations are only being accepted through tomorrow, April 15, 2015!