The inaugural Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards, presented by ESPN and PlayStation®, will celebrate and honor athletes, teams, nonprofits and members of the sports industry for using sport to serve communities and make a positive impact on society, it was announced by John Skipper, President, ESPN. The event, which will take place Tuesday, July 14 at the Conga Room at L.A. Live, will be the first of its kind, bringing together the leagues and sporting community to pay tribute to the collective good of sports. Multiple sports-related leagues and/or governing bodies - including MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL, NHL, USOC, USTA, WNBA, WWE and the Women's Sports Foundation - have nominated athletes, teams and community members that are using the power of sports to transform lives and uplift communities.
During the event, which will be hosted by Laila Ali, winners will be announced from among the finalists for two major award categories - Sports Humanitarian of the Year and Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year. Additionally, the event will celebrate four inaugural "Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award" (ESPN + inspire) winners, recognized for taking risks and using innovation to help the disadvantaged.
Type: Award Show
Runtime: 60 minutes
Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards - Stephanie McMahon - Netflix
Stephanie McMahon Levesque (born Stephanie Marie McMahon; September 24, 1976), known professionally as Stephanie McMahon, is an American businesswoman, professional wrestling personality, valet, and occasional professional wrestler. McMahon is the Chief Brand Officer (CBO) of WWE and serves as the on-screen commissioner of WWE's Raw brand. A wrestling promoter as a member of the McMahon family, she has worked for WWE since she was a young girl (modeling T-shirts and other merchandise for various WWE catalogs) working her way up to receptionist, then in various front office jobs up to and including her current CBO position. She is the great-granddaughter of Roderick “Jess” McMahon, granddaughter of Vincent J. McMahon, daughter of WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon and retired WWE CEO/current Administrator of the Small Business Administration Linda McMahon, the younger sister of WWE part-owner/wrestler Shane McMahon, and wife of WWE executive/wrestler Paul “Triple H” Levesque. McMahon began appearing regularly on-air for WWE (then WWF as the World Wrestling Federation) in 1999 as a part of a storyline with The Undertaker. After a brief on-screen relationship with Test, she was engaged to Triple H—whom she married both on-screen and later in real life—which resulted in The McMahon-Helmsley Faction storyline. She has held the WWF Women's Championship once. In 2001, she was the on-screen owner of Extreme Championship Wrestling during The Invasion. The following year, she was the SmackDown General Manager, but stopped appearing regularly on television after an “I Quit” match with her father Vince. After making only sporadic appearances for several years, McMahon began appearing regularly on Raw in 2008 as the Raw brand general manager before disappearing once again. By mid-2013, McMahon returned to regular on-air appearances in the WWE, this time under the gimmick of an unctuous, judgmental, bullying owner along with on-screen chief operating officer, her husband, Triple H. From 2013 to 2016, they acted as a power couple known as The Authority, making what were often shady decrees while claiming only to be concerned for “what's best for business,” all the while romanticizing each other in the process with public displays of affection. The Authority would later expand into a stable, with its co-leaders being Triple H and herself.
Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards - World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment/WWE - Netflix
Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards - References - Netflix