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Special awards for Jimmy Rollins, Speedy Morris, Hank Nichols

Three Philadelphia sports legends — Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins, basketball coach Speedy Morris, and retired basketball referee Hank Nichols — will receive Special Achievement Awards at the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association’s 109th annual Sports Awards Dinner on Monday, January 28 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, on Route 70 in Cherry Hill. Rollins, a three-time National League All-Star and four-time R ...

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Boxing champ Danny Garcia names PSWA Pro Athlete of the Year

Philly boxer Danny Garcia will take off his gloves and pick up a trophy later this month. Garcia has been named the Philadelphia Pro Athlete of the Year and will accept the honor at the Philadelphia Sports-Writers Association’s 109th annual Sports Awards Dinner on Monday, January 28 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, on Route 70 in Cherry Hill. Garcia won all three of his 2012 bouts, starting with a unanimous decis ...

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Eagles’ Todd Herremans, former Phillie Tommy Greene to be honored

Two of Philadelphia’s most popular athletes — Eagles offensive lineman Todd Herremans and former Phillies pitcher Tommy Greene — will be honored at the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association’s 109th annual Sports Awards Dinner on Monday, January 28 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, on Route 70 in Cherry Hill. Herremans, a versatile and dependable force on the Eagles’ offensive line for the past eight years, will ...

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Olympic-champion women’s soccer team gets Team of the Year

The 2012 United States Women's National soccer team, which captured the Olympic gold medal in London this past summer by beating Japan 2-1, has been named the Team of the Year by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association. Midfielder Carli Lloyd, who scored both goals in the climatic final game, will accept the award at the PSWA's 109th annual dinner, taking place January 28 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, on R ...

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U. of Delaware’s Elena Delle Donne gets Outstanding Amateur Award

University of Delaware basketball star Elena Delle Donne has been named the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association’s Outstanding Amateur Athlete, it was announced by PSWA president Ron Corbin, of KYW NewsRadio. Delle Donne, a unanimous choice on the Associated Press women’s basketball preseason All America team, will be honored at the PSWA’s 109th annual Sports Awards Dinner on Monday, January 28, 2013 at ...

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Cole & Heidi Hamels earn Humantiarian award from sportswriters

Cole Hamels and his wife, Heidi, formed The Hamels Foundation in 2008, and the organization has been building a legacy every since. From the foundation web site: The goal of The Hamels Foundation is to support low-income inner-city school systems in the United States through their grant programs, which provide for construction, educational supplies, and provisions as well as scholarship opportunities for co ...

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Baseball stars Mike Trout, Cole Hamels to be honored at banquet

Two of the biggest names in major league baseball—Los Angeles Angels centerfielder Mike Trout and Phillies pitching ace Cole Hamels—will be honored at the Philadelphia Sports-Writers Association’s 109th annual Sports Awards Dinner on Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, on Route 70 in Cherry Hill, NJ. Trout, a 21-year-old native of Millville, NJ , and the American League’s Rookie of the Year, ...

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Ed Snider wins lifetime humanitarian award named in his honor

Comcast-Spectacor chairman Ed Snider has been named the first winner of the newly created Ed Snider Lifetime Distinguished Humanitarian Award, it was announced by PSWA president Ron Corbin of KYW NewsRadio. Snider, the founder of the Philadelphia Flyers and Spectacor, will be honored for his many years of benefiting charitable organizations and agencies in the Philadelphia area. The award will be given at t ...

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Tickets on sale for PSWA banquet on Jan. 28!

  Tickets are now on sale for 109th Annual Philadelphia Sports Writers Association Awards Dinner, on Monday, Jan. 28! PSWA president Ron Corbin and his banquet committees are working hard to organize yet another fantastic gathering of pro and amateur athletes from the Philadelphia area and the region. Tickets to the historic annual banquet, to be held once again at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill ...

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PSWA to honor U. of Delaware standout Elena Delle Donne

University of Delaware women's basketball star Elena Delle Donne could have gone anywhere. In fact, she received a scholarship to the the national powerhouse program at the University of Connecticut. Instead, she opted to remain close to her family in Delaware, and her dear sister. Now she is one of the top women's basketball players in the nation, playing just 20 minutes from home. On Monday, Jan. 28, Dell ...

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