These game changers were a knockout this year!

The 2021 People’s Choice Awards are coming to you live on Dec. 7 on CelebHomes and NBC, which means you can start voting for all your favorite celebrities to win from now until Nov. 17. This show covers everything in pop culture, including the movers and shakers from the sports world.

While so many athletes wowed us with their show-stopping skills and talents, there are many who scored points outside their respective sports with their activism, philanthropy and generosity beyond the field.

The U.S. Women’s Soccer champion was one of the athletes nominated this year for a PCAs Trophy Alex Morgan, NASCAR legend Bubba WallaceNFL Pro Carl Nassib, tennis champion Naomi OsakaThe quarterback king Pat Mahomes, tennis star Serena Williams, four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and fellow gymnast Sunisa Lee 

This theme ties these eight candidates together. It is their determination to be true to themselves. These nominees are all champions, regardless of whether they are able to prioritize their mental health and become visible in the LGBTQ community. We love them all and that’s why we nominated them as The Game Changer of 2021.