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Greater Cleveland Sports Commission Cleveland Sports Awards

Erin Andrews and David Gilbert
(Cleveland Sports Awards)

Rick Chiracosta and Jared Chaney
(Cleveland Sports Awards)

Johnathan Pence and Austin Carr
(Cleveland Sports Awards)

Claude Holland with his mother Bernice Robinson Holland
and Nate Brooks
(Cleveland Sports Awards)

  Greater Cleveland Sports Commission
Cleveland Sports Awards

                The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission recognized amateur, collegiate and professional athletes’ achievements at the 12th annual Cleveland Sports Awards.
    The sold-out dinner and program at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel raised more than $250,000, according to GCSC President and CEO David Gilbert. Benefit co-chairmen were Michael Gibbons, Carl Grassi and Dan Walsh. More than 1,200 fans of all ages crowding the reception in the Gold Room sought autographs from and pictures with notables such as Olympian gold-medalist boxer Nate Brooks and Harrison Dillard, the only man ever to win four golds in both sprints and high-hurdles.
    Erin Andrews, anchor for ESPN’s College GameDay football show, was emcee for the program that included the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to Austin Carr, broadcast game color analyst and legendary player for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Award recipients included Mentor High School student Mitch Trubisky, football; USA Track and Field Amateur Athlete Jessica Beard; University of Akron Men’s Soccer Team, Collegiate Award; Cleveland Indians’ shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, Professional Athlete; Joan and Ron Ganim, Sports Development Gold Medalist Award for gymnastics; and Brandee Kelly, Cleveland State University women’s basketball player, the Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Courage Award. The 2011 Best Moment in Cleveland Sports Award was given for Joe Tait’s farewell with the Cleveland Cavaliers. STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY KATHRYN RIDDLE


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