International Support

 

Among the many honors, awards and endorsements accorded America’s “Goodwill Ambassador” and founder of the “Friendship Run” concept, Stan Cottrell, and his International Friendship Runs are the following:

  • Chinese Government – Many awards and memorabilia given for contributions made to improving Sino-American relations
  • Dominican Republic, Secretary of State – 2 awards for contributions made through sports to improve understanding
  • Vietnamese Government – Many awards for efforts in promoting friendship between the U.S. and Vietnam via sports
  • South Korea (Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee) – Numerous plaques of recognition for efforts in sports & friendship
  • Ho Chi Minh Peoples Medal, 1988
  • United Nations Association – “Excellence in Performance” award, 1988
  • Poland – “National Friend Of The Children” award, Warsaw, 1990
  • Poland – “National Award for Outstanding Performance,” TKKF (National governing sports association for Poland), 1990
  • Poland – “Iron Man” award, Poznan, 1990
  • Poland – Many certificates, plaques and other gestures of appreciation from political figures for promoting friendship and international goodwill via sports
  • East Germany – Many certificates, plaques, gestures of appreciation from political figures for promoting friendship and international goodwill via sports
  • Bulgaria – Proclamation & Official Recognition, Mayor of Burgas, 2002 & 2003
  • Bulgaria – Proclamation of Friendship, Mayor of Yambol, 2002 & 2003
  • Bulgaria – 6 more Mayoral Proclamations – Mayors of Stara Zagora (2002-2003), Plovdiv (2002-2003), Sofia (Key to City 2003), Achtopol (2004), Burgas (2004), Albea By The Sea (2004) and Silistra (2004)
  • Crimea – 3 Mayoral Proclamations – Mayor of Kerch (2004), Mayor of Yalta (2004), Mayor of Simferopol (2004)
  • Bulgaria – Proclamation”