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Equality California's Michael Holtz named 2010 Athlete of the Year

Los Angeles, CA .- Dec 7, 2010 - What do you get when you cross a huge commitment to personal achievement, participation in a sport, and encouraging others in sports, with a commitment to the GLBT community? You get Michael Holtz.

With that, Compete Sports Media is proud to announce Michael Holtz of Los Angeles, California as the media company's 2010 Athlete of the Year.

Michael's accomplishments were closely studied by a celebrity Selection Committee consisting of international rugby star, Ben Cohen, Olympian Blake Skjellerup, actor/producer, Chad Allen, Sirius radio personality, Doria Biddle, and Compete's CEO, Eric Carlyle.

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"We are thrilled to award Michael this year's title," said Carlyle. "He is an amazing athlete, an amazing person and an amazing addition to our elite list of winners."

Holtz, still in his twenties, impressed Compete's judges with his athletic prowess as a swimmer (once swimming a relay race across the English Channel), a fund raiser (organizing one event that raised nearly $150,000), a strong supporter of sports (organizing the first-ever gay night at the LA Clippers), and as a supporter of equal rights as a Major Funds Officer with Equality California.

Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis sums up Michael Holtz in one sentence "He is a very committed, young, energetic man and a wonderful role model for what is good in the GLBT community in sports and awareness." You can read more about Michael in this month's Compete Magazine or by visiting competenetwork.com.

Compete Sports Media provides the most comprehensive global sports information available through our network of media brands. Questions regarding Compete Magazine, Compete Radio, and our online community, Compete Community, may be directed to Alfonzo Chavez, Public Relations Manager, 480-222-4223 or press@competesports.com.


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