Friday, April 8, 2011
The Los Angeles Athletic Club cordially invites you to attend the 35th Annual John R. Wooden Award honoring the collegiate basketball Players of the Year, the All-American Teams, their coaches, Legends of Coaching recipient, Tom Izzo of Michigan State University, and a tribute to Duke Llewellyn and Coach Wooden.
6:00 p.m. Reception • 7:00 p.m. Program and Dinner
$125 Per Person • $1800 Bronze Patron Sponsor
Bronze Patron Sponsor: proceeds send an inner-city youth to summer basketball camp. Sponsorship includes preferential table for eight, and a souvenir basketball.
For reservations: (213) 630-5255 Download Reservation Form
The top five male and female collegiate basketball players will be invited to Los Angeles by The Los Angeles Athletic Club for the presentation of the National College Basketball Awards including the John R. Wooden Award. The Wooden Award recognizes the College Basketball Player of the Year and is the most prestigious award a player can receive.
Created in 1976, the John R. Wooden Award, it is bestowed upon the nation’s best player at an institution of higher education who has proven to his or her university that he or she is making progress toward graduation and maintaining a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA. Previous winners include such notables as Larry Bird (’79), Michael Jordan (’84), Tim Duncan (’97), Blake Griffin (’09) and Maya Moore of Connecticut (’09). Ohio State’s Evan Turner and Connecticut’s Tina Charles won the Award in 2010.
Since its inception, the John R. Wooden Award has contributed close to a million dollars to universities’ general scholarship fund in the names of the All American recipients. The Award has also sent more than 1,000 underprivileged children to week-long college basketball camps in the Award’s name. Additionally, the John R. Wooden Award partners with Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) each year to host the Wooden Award Special Olympics Southern California Basketball Tournament. The day-long tournament, which brings together Special Olympic athletes and the All Americans, takes place at The Los Angeles Athletic Club on the Friday prior to the John R. Wooden Award Ceremony.