We are truly Grateful for the Recent Recognition of Mike Simmel and the
Bounce Out the Stigma Program
Mike Simmel Ten Outstanding Young Americans Award
Mike Simmel recognized as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans (TOYA) – The TOYA is an annual award given by The United States Junior Chamber or the Jaycees). It is given to ten Americans between 18 and 40 years of age who “exemplify the best attributes of the nation’s young people.”
Awarded Kentucky Colonel by the Governor of Kentucky
The highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky is that of Kentucky Colonel. Our Colonels are Kentucky’s ambassadors of good will and fellowship around the world. Commissions as Kentucky Colonels are presented for contributions to the community, state or nation, and for special achievements of all kinds Mike Simmel was bestowed this honor in July of 2017,
Sweet Water Clifton Award Dec. 2018
The Sweetwater Clifton ‘City Spirit’ Award pays tribute to local heroes who have made a significant difference in the lives of others. The award is named in honor of the late Knicks great, Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton, who was the first African-American to play for the Knickerbockers. Recipients of this award epitomize the same trailblazing characteristics of the Knicks Legend.
City of Philadelphia issued a Citation to our Program
City of Philadephia, Councilman Derek Green and the City of Philadelphia issued a Citation to our Program. Bounce Out the Stigma was recognized for the work done in the Special Needs Community in Philadelphia, PA.
NBA Philadelphia 76ers Game Changer Award
Halftime ceremony honoring Mike Simmel and Bounce Out the Stigma with the NBA 76ers Game Changer Award. The recognition for our work with the 76ers team and running clinics for special needs kids.
Montefiore Childrens Hospital
Recognition by New York’s Montefiore Childrens Hospital for Mike Simmel and Bounce Out the Stigma’s programs for children with special needs.
State of NJ Salute to Champions
Annual Salute to Champions Award by Bergen County & State of New Jersey dommendation for Bounce Out the Stigma’s commitment to inclusion and changing atitudes in the state. “Mike Simmel has committed to changing lives in our state”.
NBA and Under Armour JR NBA Program of the Year
Bounce Out the Stigma Awarded by Hall of Fame Great, Isiah Thomas the Jr. NBA Program of the Year by the NBA and Under Armour.