Wooden Citizenship Cup News

Dick Vitale

Dick Vitale – 2017 Wooden Cup Winner

April 15, 2017

Dick Vitale is well known as college basketball’s top analyst and ambassador. Vitale joined ESPN during the 1979-80 season following a successful college and pro coaching career. Vitale called ESPN’s first-ever NCAA basketball game and over 1,000 games since.His thorough knowledge of the game is brought forth in an enthusiastic, passionate, and never boring style.…

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The NIAAA and ABW partner to salute high school athletes

January 16, 2017

Athletes for a Better World (ABW) and The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) have formed a partnership to annually recognize one male and one female national NIAAA scholarship winner as automatic recipients of the prestigious Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup.  These two high school athletes will join one collegiate winner and a professional recipient each…

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“Sports’ Greatest Citizens:” Dick Vitale, High School and Collegiate Athletes To Be Recognized at 13th Annual Wooden Cup Awards

January 6, 2017

ATLANTA (January 8, 2017) – The 13th 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 2017 award ceremony, to be held April 11 at Atlanta’s Cobb Galleria. Bob Ryan, the famed sportswriter for the Boston Globe…

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Vince Dooley

Vince Dooley – 2016 Wooden Cup Winner

May 6, 2016

VIDEO: 2016 Wooden Cup Ceremony Vince Dooley was born in Mobile, Alabama. He accepted a football scholarship to Auburn where he was an all-star in football and basketball and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Master’s in History. After service in the Marine Corps and as an assistant coach at Auburn, at…

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Meet The 2016 Wooden Cup Finalists

May 6, 2016

Professional Recipient Vince Dooley, and five collegiate finalists for the Wooden Cup were introduced at the 12th annual Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup awards banquet at the Cobb Energy Centre on April 27, 2016. Watch their videos and meet each of these outstanding individuals and learn the incredible ways in which they made a difference in the…

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“Sports’ Greatest Citizens:” Vince Dooley and Denison’s Luke Romick honored at the 12th Annual Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup Awards

April 29, 2016

VIDEO: 2016 Wooden Cup Ceremony ATLANTA (April 28, 2016) – Vince Dooley, the University of Georgia’s former football coach and athletic director, and Luke Romick of Denison University each received the 12th Annual Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup at Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Center Wednesday night. The Cup, in the words of Athletes for a Better World’s…

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2016 Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup Ceremony Highlight Video

April 28, 2016
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“Sports’ Greatest Citizens:” Vince Dooley and Five Collegiate Athletes to be Recognized at 12th Annual Wooden Cup Awards

January 17, 2016

ATLANTA (December 22, 2015) – The 12th Annual Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup, an award given for the most outstanding role model among athletes, announced its nominees for the 2016 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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Shannon Miller – 2015 Wooden Cup Winner

April 30, 2015

Shannon Miller remains the Most Decorated Gymnast in American History. She is the only American to rank among the Top 10 All-Time gymnasts and is the only female athlete to be inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame – Twice! (Individual (2006) and Team (2008)) Shannon has won an astounding 59 International and 49…

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“Sports’ Greatest Citizens:” Shannon Miller and Madeline Buckley Recognized at 11th Annual Wooden Cup Awards

April 29, 2015

Watch Video of the 2015 Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup Banquet The 11th Annual Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup, given for the most outstanding role models among athletes, recognized Hall of Fame gymnast Shannon Miller and Madeline Buckley, a soccer star from William Smith College at ceremonies at the Atlanta History Center.  Miller was recognized for her…

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