What do the Detroit Pistons, LA Galaxy, San Francisco 49ers and San Francisco Giants all have in common? What about Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks, Tina Charles of the New York Liberty, Carlos Dunlap of the Cincinnati Bengals, and Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers? Each of the aforementioned teams or athletes are nominated for a Sports Humanitarian of the Year Award.
The categories for the awards are:
-Sports Humanitarian of the Year
-Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year
-Corporate Community Impact
-League Humanitarian Award
-Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award
These awards recognize the best in-class teams or programs in the field of sports philanthropy. These programs provide blueprints for teams and athletes to be successful off the field or off the court. It demonstrates an athlete's dedication to better the community and use his or her platform to make a positive impact. These athletes are role models to fans across the country. All teams are seen as "bigger than life," but their work in the community helps break down barriers and creates impactful relationships and memories for fans while bridging the gap in the community.
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