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Greater Cleveland Sports Awards
Renaissance Hotel - January 24, 2008

The Greater Cleveland Sports Awards were created in 2000 by the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (GCSC) as its annual fundraising event. Over the past-eight years, Sports Awards has become the GCSC's largest fundraiser and supplies the organization with more than 30% of its operating budget.

This benefit enables the GCSC, a non-profit organization, to continue its mission to measurably enhance the economy, image and quality of life in the Greater Cleveland community. Since being re-established in 1999, the GCSC has been directly responsible for attracting more than seventy sporting events and activities to the Greater Cleveland area, generating more than $200 million in economic impact.

The Greater Cleveland Sports Awards honor the best of the area's amateur and professional sports. Each year, Sports Awards brings together more than 60 of the biggest sports stars in Cleveland.

This year, Voice of the Cavs Joe Tait received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

See photos from the 2007 Sports Awards featuring Good Morning America Anchor Robin Roberts

GCSA Emcee Bill Walton

GCSA Emcee Bill Walton


Barb and legendary Browns kicker Don Cockroft

Barb and legendary Browns kicker Don Cockroft


A fan speaks with event emcee Bill Walton

A fan speaks with event emcee Bill Walton


Skating Legends Hayes Jenkins and Carol Heiss-Jenkins

Skating Legends Hayes Jenkins and Carol Heiss-Jenkins


Cleveland Indians Manager Eric Wedge and wife Kate.  Kate is expecting their 2nd child, a boy

Cleveland Indians Manager Eric Wedge and wife Kate. Kate is expecting the couple's 2nd child, a boy.


Lissa and Mark Shapiro, Cleveland Indians GM

Lissa and Mark Shapiro, Cleveland Indians GM


Michelle Sikes with Lakewood High School coach Rick Ventura

Collegiate Athlete of the Year winner Michelle Sikes with her Lakewood High School coach Rick Ventura

(Read more and listen to an interview with Michelle)

Annie Thomas, assistant Cleveland State basketball coach and wife of Brown's Joe Thomas

Annie Thomas, assistant Cleveland State basketball coach and wife of Brown's Joe Thomas


Beaumont's Emily Infield

Beaumont Track Star Emily Infield on the big screen at the Awards Ceremony


Cleveland Cavaliers Dream Team dancers

Cleveland Cavaliers Dancers were selling their popular calendar to benefit a local charity


WEWS Sports Anchor Sue Ann Roback

WEWS Sports Anchor Sue Ann Roback


Track Star Kristin Anderson

Steeplechase Star Kristin Anderson
(from Revere High School) on the big screen


Bill Walton and Bingo Smith

Bill Walton and Bingo Smith


Cleveland Browns Joe Thomas and Doug Dieken

Joe Thomas and Doug Dieken - A pair of #73's


Indians GM Mark Shapiro and GCSC's David Gilbert

Indians GM Mark Shapiro and GCSC's David Gilbert


Dan Hanson with Ted Ginn Jr.

Dan Hanson with Ted Ginn Jr.


Cavs great Campy Russell

Campy Russell


Mascot bartender

Always a great party when Mascots tend bar


NBA Legend Lenny Wilkens

NBA Legend Lenny Wilkens


Cleveland Indians braintrust Mark Shapiro and Eric Wedge

Indians GM Mark Shapiro and Manager Eric Wedge


Cleveland Indians mascot Slider

Even Slider was on hand


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