Each year, outstanding athletes are honored at the German Sports Journalists’ Ball in Frankfurt am Main – and not only for their athletic endeavors. The annual “Athlete With a Heart” award honors social commitment, humanitarianism and fairness. Now in its 15th year, the 2009 award went to javelin thrower Steffi Nerius (37) for her commitment to the “aclive” organization, an athletic association for the physically handicapped. Sinn Spezialuhren presented a Model 356 PILOT II watch to four-time German champion Nerius, who also holds European and world championship titles. In 2006, Sinn watches were awarded to dressage rider Kathrin Linsenhoff and track-and-field champion Edwin Moses.