Wanamaker Award Winners

John Wanamaker Athletic Award Winners

The John Wanamaker Athletic Award is presented to the athlete, team or organization which has done the most to reflect credit upon Philadelphia and to the team or sport in which they excel.

LeSean McCoy named 2014 Wanamaker Award winner

Philadelphia Eagles record-breaking running back LeSean McCoy received the 2014 John Wanamaker Athletic Award at a ceremony and luncheon presented by the Philadelphia Sports Congress (PHLSports), a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), and Amerimar/TIER REIT on July 2, 2014.

The fourth annual Sports Volunteer of the Year Award also was presented to Ruth Bull, founder of the International Tuzos Philadelphia Soccer Academy and manager of the International Soccer 7 league and the Capitolo Chicks soccer team. In addition, the national nonprofit Black Women in Sports Foundation was presented with the Sports Congress’ Robert P. Levy Community Service Award. The co-founder and President of BWSF, Tina Sloan Green, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Pictured at top, from left to right:

Tom Lynch, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle; Vice Chairman, Philadelphia Sports Congress

Dr. Alpha Alexander, Co-founder and Vice President, Black Women in Sport Foundation

Tina Sloan Green, Co-founder and President, Black Women in Sport Foundation

LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles

Ruth Bull, Founder, International Tuzos Philadelphia Soccer

Bob Levy, Former Chairman of Philadelphia Sports Congress

Dave Hagan, Vice President, Amerimar/TIER REIT


1961, Chuck Bednarik, Center and Linebacker
Philadelphia Eagles

1962, Frank Budd, Track Star
Villanova University

1963, John E. Wideman, Captain, Basketball Team
University of Pennsylvania

1964, Gene Mauch, Manager
Philadelphia Phillies

1965, The Vesper Boat Club
Olympic Champions

1966, Pete Retzlaff, Tight End
Philadelphia Eagles

1967, Wilt Chamberlain, Center
Philadelphia 76ers

1968, Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion

1969, Jumbo Elliott, Head Track Coach
Villanova University

1970, William Hyndman, III
Amateur Golfer

1971, Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion

1972, University of Pennsylvania
Basketball Team
Ivy League & Big Five Title Winner

1973, Steve Carlton, Pitcher
Philadelphia Phillies

1974, Bobby Clarke and The Philadelphia Flyers

1975, Bernie Parent, Goalie
Philadelphia Flyers

1976, Fred Shero, Coach
Philadelphia Flyers

1977, Mike Schmidt, Third Baseman
Philadelphia Phillies

1978, Julius Erving, Forward
Philadelphia 76ers

1979, Bill Bergey, All-Pro Linebacker
Philadelphia Eagles

1980, Flyers & 76ers
Flyers/Stanley Cup Finals  
76ers/NBA Finals

1981, Philadelphia Phillies
1980 World Series Champions

1982, Widener College, Football Team
Division III Champions

1983, Steve Carlton, Pitcher
Philadelphia Phillies

1984, Moses Malone, Center
Philadelphia 76ers

1985, Villanova University, Basketball Team
NCAA Champions

~ 5 Year Absence ~

1991, Lionel Simmons, Forward
LaSalle University Basketball

1992, Charles Barkley, Forward
Philadelphia 76ers

1993, Reggie White, Defensive End
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1994, Philadelphia Phillies
National League Champions

1995, University of Pennsylvania
Men’s Football & Basketball Teams

1997, Dawn Staley, David Reid & Michael Matz
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1999, Philadelphia Phantoms
Calder Cup Champions

2001, Philadelphia 76ers

2002, Donovan McNabb, Quarterback
Philadelphia Eagles

2003, Villanova Women’s Basketball Team

2005, Dawn Staley
Olympian Temple Women’s Basketball Coach

2007, Ryan Howard
Philadelphia Phillies

2008, Jimmy Rollins, Shortstop
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2009, Philadelphia Phillies
2008 World Series Champions

2010, Villanova University Football Team
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2011, Roy Halladay, Pitcher
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2012, Claude Giroux
Philadelphia Flyers

2013, Bernard Hopkins


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