New Youth Award Celebrates the Legacy of Billie Jean King

Published to ESPN on May 15, 2019

The Sports Humanitarian Awards presented by ESPN and sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, returns for its fifth year on Tuesday, July 9, at L.A. LIVE’s The Novo. The evening celebrates the impact made by athletes, teams and sports industry professionals who use the power of sports to make a difference in their communities and throughout the world.

New to this year’s program is the Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award, which will celebrate the legendary sports icon’s commitment to leadership and service, and honor high school and college-aged students who, like Billie Jean King, use sports to improve their communities. Honorees will either receive a college scholarship or direct a grant to an eligible nonprofit aligned with their work.

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