The Sports Humanitarian Awards

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The Sports Humanitarian Awards celebrate and honor athletes, teams, leagues and members of the sports industry for using sport to make a positive impact on society.

Now in its fourth year, the evening, which takes place annually in July, recognizes seven incredible changemakers that are using the power of sports to uplift communities. An independent selection committee selects the Sports Humanitarian Award winners - athletes, teams, leagues and corporations who are taking on some of today's most pressing needs. An ESPN committee selects the ENSPIRE Award winners - those in the sports sector taking risk and using innovation to help the disadvantaged.

ESPN grants $1 million to the charities of the nominees and winners. In addition, the net proceeds of the event benefit the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund at the V Foundation, which encourages cutting-edge research for African Americans, Hispanics and other minority populations suffering from cancer. More than $5 million has been donated to the community on behalf of the Sports Humanitarian Awards since its inception four years ago.

2017 Honorees:

Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award (click to view link)
Mark Giordano, Calgary Flames

Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year Award (click to view link)
San Francisco 49ers

Corporate Community Impact Award (click to view link)
DICK'S Sporting Goods

League Humanitarian Leadership Award (click to view link)

Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Awards (click to view link)
WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon
Orlando City Soccer Club, #OrlandoUnited
Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality