The Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup is named in honor of John Wooden, a gentleman who embodied all of the characteristics of an athlete of excellence, during his distinguished career as basketball coach of UCLA. In his honor, the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup is presented to distinguished athletes – one professional, one collegiate, and two high school – for their character and leadership both on and off the field and for their contributions to sport and society. The goal of ABW is to make the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup the most prestigious award in all of sports. It is unique because it is open to all athletes in all sports and is given to those who have made the greatest difference in the lives of others.
The 16th Annual Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup, an award given to the most outstanding role models among athletes, has announced the professional, collegiate, and high school honorees for its 2021 award ceremony, to be held April 29 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. Heisman Trophy winner and philanthropist Danny Wuerffel will be the professional recipient. Bob Ryan, the famed sportswriter for the Boston Globe and analyst for ESPN, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.
Ms. Sovi Wellons of The Heritage School with Mr. Quinn Harron of Marist School have been named as the two recipients of the four-year scholarship of $1000 per year. These two recipients will also each receive $500 to donate to the charitable organization of their choice. Wellons and Harron were selected from Finalists listed below. Due to the national circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic, the College Football Hall of Fame has canceled all spring events. Plaques for all Dooley Award recipients and scholarship information will be mailed to the respective athletic directors during the month of May.
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