Philadelphia Sports Writers Association Awards Dinner – Photos
The Philadelphia Sports Writers Association hosted its 107th annual Awards Dinner on Monday night, Jan. 31. The event was held at the Crowne Plaza hotel on Route 70 in Cherry Hill, I was unable to make the event, so I sent my trusted right hand man Mike Hirata .
Ruben Amaro and Hunter Pence from the Phillies, with Peter Laviolette, Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux, the National Hockey League’s leading scorer, has been named the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association’s Pro Athlete of the Year, Paul Holmgren, and Ed Snider from the Flyers.
Phillies right fielder Hunter Pence has added another accolade to a distinguished season. The 2011 All-Star outfielder received the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association Good Guy award. . D.J. Tim DeMoss can’t believe the Phillie Phanatic has seized the turntable.
Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel poses in the VIP room before receiving his Special Achievement award at the Dinner.
Penn State Football legend and former NFL player Blair Thomas.
Steve Cwitkowitz of the Sports Network poses with Temple Head Football Coach Steve Addazio.
Kim Maroon (center) recently became the first Women’s Volleyball player in Villanova’s History to be named an All American. Here she is posing with her parents Susan Kelly and Robert Maroon.
The biggest award of the night is Most Courageous Athlete, which went to champion wrestler Anthony Robles. Despite being born without a right leg Anthony went 36-0 and won the NCAA 125 pound championship for the 2011 season.
The Phillie Phanatic with Kelly Pfeiffer and Jen Pfeiffer.
Hunter Pence poses with undefeated Boxing Champion Mike Jones. Hunter won the good guy award, while Mike helped commemorate boxing legend Joe Frazier.