Award Humanitarian the great work they have done with the athletes community such as the NBA eaves Kevin Durant, the Warriors of Golden State, and the NFL defense J.J. Watt, of the Houston Texans , it has earned them to be among the finalists for the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award, which will be announced on July 17 in Los Angeles. In addition to Durant and Watt have also been included as finalists the open receiver of the Seattle Seahawks, the NFL, Doug Baldwin and professional wrestler and actor John Cena.
The Ali Prize is part of the fourth annual edition of the Sports Humanitarian awards, which will take place at the Novo at L.A. Live the night before the ESPYS. The awards honor athletes, teams and professionals in the sports industry who use their influence to support the neediest sectors in the different communities where they reside.
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The Anaheim Ducks, the Boston Red Sox, the Chicago Fire Soccer Club and the U.S. national grass hockey team are finalists for the appointment of Sports humanitarian team of the Year. Hospital for Special Surgery, Under Armour, UNIQLO and Voya Financial are finalists for the Corporate Community Impact Award. Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, the San Antonio Spurs expívot, David Robinson, and the U.S. Department of State Global Sports Mentoring Program will honor with the Stuart Scott Enspira Award. The League humanitarian Leadership Award will also announce on Monday during the ceremony.
Multiple sports leagues and their directives-including MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL, NHL, USTA, WNBA and WWE, as well as the women’s Sports Foundation-nominated athletes, teams and corporations that transform lives and elevate communities. Here’s a look at Durant’s case for the award, via ESPN:
The finalists and winners have been determined by an independent selection committee, which includes Nick Keller, founder, and president of Beyond Sport; Donald Lassere, CEO of the Muhammad Ali Center; Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, CEO of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA; Sab Singh, founder of Sports Doing Good;
Caryl Stern, CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF; And Eli Wolff, director of the Power of Sports Lab and the sport and Society Initiative of Brown University.
All monies collected during the event will assign to the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund of the V Foundation. Last year, more than USD 2 million donated to the community on behalf of the Sports Humanitarian awards. The ESPN television network will also give on behalf of the nominees, while Lilly Oncology returns as a sponsor of the event.