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Opportunity4Kids believes in recognizing the amazing children in our community that go above and beyond. For this reason, we have created an Award in honor of one of our Board Members, Rob Deer , who built his career in MLB but continues to inspire the community through his Children’s Baseball Camps and Clinics. At his camps, Rob recognizes three individual children- the Best Attitude, Best Hustler and Best Listener. We decided to combine these three attributes into one Award- The Rob Deer Superstar!

This week marks the first week we are awarding our Rob Deer Superstar Award, and we have quite an outstanding recipient to announce! Nautika is a wonderful little girl who suffered an injury in 2009 after being hit by a car. After more than 10 surgeries on her foot, she still strives to accomplish every one of her dreams! Nautika plays Soccer and not only practices every day but also teaches other children the meaning of the game. She is also involved in the Girls Scouts community and local Children’s Hospitals, volunteering her gifts and time whenever available. To top things off, Nautika is very well known in school; she is an honor roll student every quarter and also helps other children by staying after school and tutoring.  Nautika is simply an unstoppable little girl that truly exhibits all the qualities of a SUPERSTAR! We are honored to be sharing her story with you and recognizing Nautika with our Rob Deer Superstar Award.

Thank you Nautika for inspiring us all! Keep up the amazing work!!

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Are you a parent, teacher, coach or friend that knows a kid who exhibits Superstar characteristics? Nominate a child to win our Rob Deer Superstar Award! Please visit http://opportunity4kids.org/rob-deer-award/ to complete your submission.

Each week’s winner receives an autographed copy of Rob Deer’s Sports Illustrated cover, in addition to features on our blog and social media. The contest will run for 15 weeks and at the end of the contest period, one lucky kid will be randomly selected for the Grand Prize- a day at the Ballpark with Rob Deer and the Arizona Diamondbacks!!