The inaugural Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards will celebrate and honor athletes, teams, nonprofits and members of the sports industry for using sport to serve communities and make a positive impact on society, it was announced by John Skipper, President of ESPN.
“Through their selflessness and compassion, the Sports Humanitarian of the Year Award honorees are improving lives of many around the world,” Skipper said. “The awards pay tribute to some incredible individuals and organizations and the extraordinary impact of their efforts on society.”
Anquan Boldin (San Francisco 49ers), Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever of the WNBA and Turkish team Galatasaray), John Cena (WWE) and Lundqvist are the athlete finalists for the inaugural Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards, which will be held July 14 at the Conga Room at L.A. Live.
Lundqvist, has been an advocate for children most in need through education and health services in New York City, the Dominican Republic and Sweden both personally and financially through his Henrik Lundqvist Foundation and via the Garden of Dreams Foundation. He also has provided a platform through the Young Ambassadors Program, helping select a group of young adults to complete community service projects and volunteer work.Read more... Join the Conversation...