The 2022 Sports Humanitarian Awards

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The Sports Humanitarian Awards



Billie Jean King presenting the Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award honorees at ESPN's 2021 Sports Humanitarian Awards 


Each year as part of ESPYS Week, the Sports Humanitarian Awards celebrate and honor athletes, teams and sports industry professionals who use the power of sport to make a difference in their communities. This year, the Sports Humanitarian Awards and the ESPYS will combine in an evening that celebrates the service, character and achievement of these changemakers. The live television special will be held in mid-July.

As part of the evening, and in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX, ESPN will recognize five young women who are using the power of sport to improve their communities by advancing gender equality through the Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award.

Award nominations are due Friday, May 20 at 11:59 p.m. ET


Awards

Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award - The Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award is given to a professional, Olympic or Paralympic athlete whose continuous, demonstrated leadership has created a measured positive impact on their community through sports. Find more information about this Award here.

Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award - The Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award celebrates and honors high school and college students who are using the power of sport as a catalyst for change and making a positive impact on society. Find more information about this Award here.

League Humanitarian Leadership Award - The League Humanitarian Leadership Award honors a professional sports league for driving social impact by using all of its systematic resources. Find more information about this Award here.

Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year - The Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year Award represents a collegiate, professional, Olympic or Paralympic sports team that demonstrates how teamwork can create a measurable impact on a community or cause. Find more information about this Award here.

Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award - In honor of former ESPN commentator Stuart Scott, this award celebrates individuals that have taken risks and used an innovative approach to helping the disadvantaged through the power of sports. Find more information about this Award here.


ESPN will make donations on behalf of the honorees to further their award winning efforts. 


Recipients of the Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award will either receive a one-time $10,000 college scholarship or a grant to an eligible nonprofit aligned with their work.


To see past honorees of the Sports Humanitarian Awards, visit the ESPN Corporate Citizenship site.

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The 2022 Sports Humanitarian Awards