Nuggets athletic trainer Jim Gillen celebrated a special anniversary on Saturday night.

Ten years after creating the Excellence In Athletic Training awards, Gillen continued the tradition of recognizing outstanding work by high school athletic trainers throughout Colorado.

Matt Hertz of Columbine High School and Lisa Smith of Denver East High School were honored as the 2013 recipients before Denver’s game against the Sacramento Kings. They each received $2,000 for their athletic training programs, along with an Automated External Defibrillator.