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“Sports’ Greatest Citizens:” Shannon Miller and Five Collegiate Athletes to be Recognized at 11th Annual Wooden Cup Awards

February 5, 2015

ATLANTA (January 21, 2015) – The 11th Annual Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup, an award given for the most outstanding role model among athletes, announced its nominees for the 2015 award ceremony according to Fred Northup, President, Athletes for a Better World. John Wooden, who won ten national championships during the years 1964–1975 as basketball coach at…

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The Interview, Free Speech, Bullying, and The Code

December 19, 2014

There is a great controversy now because N. Korea has apparently hacked the Sony website, revealed personal emails, intimidated Sony and theaters into not releasing the movie The Interview. They did this because the film is disrespectful of the North Korean President.  This is a major international problem – more than free speech, including ultimately…

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Brees and Dau Receive Wooden Cups

April 23, 2014

Dau Jok, from the University of Pennsylvania, was the recipient of the 10Th Annual Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup at a ceremony at the Atlanta History Center in Atlanta April 22. Dau, who was born in the Sudan, whose father was killed in the fighting when Dau was six, fled to Uganda and to the U.S.…

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Drew Brees

Drew Brees – 2014 Wooden Cup Winner

April 22, 2014

Drew Brees is the 2009 Super Bowl MVP-winning quarterback for the New Orleans Saints. A native of Austin, TX, Brees attended Westlake High School and led his football team to a perfect 16-0 record and the 5A State Championship while garnering 5A Offensive Player of the Year honors. He attended Purdue University where he earned…

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Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus – 2013 Wooden Cup Winner

April 20, 2013

No name is more synonymous with greatness in the sport of golf than the name Jack Nicklaus, and no single person has changed the face of the sport more than Jack Nicklaus – the player, the designer, the philanthropist, and the good-will ambassador. Jack, 73, was named “Golfer of the Century” or “Golfer of the…

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Pat Summitt honored at the 8th annual Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup Awards

May 25, 2012

Five collegiate athlete finalists recognized  ATLANTA (April 26, 2012) –  Pat Summitt, the esteemed University of Tennessee’s Lady Vols’ basketball coach, was honored at the 8th annual Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup Awards, held last night at the Fox Theatre.  Aleca Hughes from Yale University was presented with the collegiate Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup award.  Aleca…

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Dooley Awards Information for April 29

April 27, 2012

Scroll down here for: Final Instructions General information List of recipients BE SURE THAT THE NUMBER OF TICKETS BY YOUR NAME (all the way down the page) ARE CORRECT; THEY INCLUDE THE ATHLETE AND THOSE COMING WITH THE ATHLETE.  Final instructions for the Dooley Awards and Scholarships We will have our own Will Call to…

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Pat Summit

Pat Summitt – 2012 Wooden Cup Winner

April 20, 2012

Patricia “Pat” Head Summitt  has been the head coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team since 1974, winning eight NCAA national championships, second only to the record 10 titles won by UCLA men’s coach John Wooden.  She is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history of either a men’s or women’s team in…

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2012 Wooden Cup Ceremony Invitation

March 20, 2012

The award recipients will be announced on Wednesday, April 25 in a ceremony held in the Egyptian Ballroom at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Click for invitation. Download the event brochure.

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Sports Greatest Citizens: Pat Summitt and five elite collegiate athletes to be recognized at the 8th Annual Wooden Cup Awards

March 18, 2012

ATLANTA (March 15, 2012) – Athletes for a Better World today announced the nominees for its 2012 Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup.  The award recipients will be announced on Wednesday, April 25 in a ceremony held in the Egyptian Ballroom at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.  The Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup is presented to two distinguished…

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