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The John Wanamaker Award.

John Wanamaker Athletic Award

Given to an athlete, team or organization reflecting credit on Philadelphia.

The John Wanamaker Athletic Award is presented to the athlete, team or organization that has done the most to reflect credit upon Philadelphia and to the team or sport in which they excel. The award is given each year by PHL Sports — a division of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau — along with the Wanamaker Building, The Philadelphia Inquirer and CBS3.


John Wanamaker Athletic Award

2023, Jalen Hurts, Jason Kelce2022, Andre Blake2021, Carli Lloyd
Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Union GoalkeeperTwo-time FIFA Women’s World Cup™ champion
2019, Fran Dunphy
2018, Philadelphia Eagles2017, Dawn Staley
Head Coach, Temple University Men’s Basketball Super Bowl ChampionsTemple basketball legend
2016, Villanova Wildcats
2015, Taney Dragons2014, LeSean McCoy
NCAA Men’s Basketball Champions Little League World Series TeamPhiladelphia Eagles
2013, Bernard Hopkins
2012, Claude Giroux2011, Roy Halladay, Pitcher
BoxerPhiladelphia FlyersPhiladelphia Phillies
2010, Villanova University Football Team
2009, Philadelphia Phillies2008, Jimmy Rollins, Shortstop
2010 FCS National Champions 2008 World Series ChampionsPhiladelphia Phillies
2007, Ryan Howard
2005, Dawn Staley2003, Villanova Women’s Basketball Team
2002, Donovan McNabb, Quarterback
2001, Philadelphia 76ers1999, Philadelphia Phantoms
1997, Dawn Staley, David Reid & Michael Matz
Philadelphia Olympians
1995, University of Pennsylvania
Men’s Football & Basketball Teams
1994, Philadelphia Phillies
National League Champions
1993, Reggie White, Defensive End
Philadelphia Eagles
1992, Charles Barkley, Forward
Philadelphia 76ers
1991, Lionel Simmons, Forward
LaSalle University basketball
1985, Villanova University, Basketball Team
NCAA Champions
1984, Moses Malone, Center
Philadelphia 76ers
1983, Steve Carlton, Pitcher
Philadelphia Phillies
1982, Widener College, Football Team
Division III Champions
1981, Philadelphia Phillies
1980 World Series Champions
1980, Flyers & 76ers
Flyers/Stanley Cup Finals, 76ers/NBA Finals
1979, Bill Bergey, All-Pro Linebacker
Philadelphia Eagles
1978, Julius Erving, Forward
Philadelphia 76ers
1977, Mike Schmidt, Third Baseman
Philadelphia Phillies
1976, Fred Shero, Coach
Philadelphia Flyers
1975, Bernie Parent, Goalie
Philadelphia Flyers
1974, Bobby Clarke and The Philadelphia Flyers
1973, Steve Carlton, Pitcher
Philadelphia Phillies
1972, University of Pennsylvania
Basketball Team, Ivy League & Big Five Title Winners
1971, Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing champion
1970, William Hyndman, III
Amateur Golfer
1969, Jumbo Elliott, Head Track Coach
Villanova University
1968, Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing champion
1967, Wilt Chamberlain, Center
Philadelphia 76ers
1966, Pete Retzlaff, Tight End
Philadelphia Eagles
1965, The Vesper Boat Club
Olympic Champions
1964, Gene Mauch, Manager
Philadelphia Phillies
1963, John E. Wideman, Captain, Basketball Team
University of Pennsylvania
1962, Frank Budd, Track Star
Villanova University
1961, Chuck Bednarik, Center and Linebacker
Philadelphia Eagles


Robert P. Levy Community Service Award

The Robert P. Levy Community Service Award is presented to the individual, business, or organization which has done the most to contribute to the quality of life in Philadelphia through sports.

2023, Safe-Hub Philadelphia
2022, Anderson Monarchs2021, Natasha Cloud, WNBA Washington Mystics guard and social justice advocate
2019, Give and Go Athletics2018, Beat The Streets2017, Team Up Philly
2016, Philadelphia City Rowing2015, Special Olympics Philadelphia2014, Black Women in Sport Foundation
2013, Back on My Feet2012, Jerry Segal2011, Eagles Youth Partnership
2010, SquashSmarts2009, Temple University football2008, Andy Talley, Villanova football
2007, Work to Ride2006, Afleet and Alex’s Lemonade Stand2005, World B. Free
2004, Coaches vs. Cancer2003, Philadelphia Phillies2002, Joe Hand Boxing Gym
2001, PDR Swim Team2000, Pat Croce1999, Philadelphia Youth Tennis
1998, Police Athletic League1997, Sonny Hill1996, The Flyers’ Wives Fight for Lives

Sports Volunteer of the Year Award

The City of Philadelphia’s Parks & Recreation Department, Sports Volunteer of the Year Award is presented annually to the “men and women in our community whose exemplary volunteer efforts have made a real difference in the lives of our City’s young people through sports.”

2023, Foday Turay
2022, Coach Cliff Smith*2019, Andrew and Connie Crews
2018, Kensington Soccer Club2017, Wayne “Coach Wiz” Allen 2016, Rahim Thompson
2015, Don Richardson2014, Ruth Bull2013, Yolanda Laney
2012, Katie Kirlin Fund

*Awarded posthumously


David P. Montgomery Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

The David P. Montgomery Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an individual for a lifetime spent making the world a better place through sports.

2023, Don DiJulia 2022, Dr. Nikki Franke 2019, David Montgomery
2017, John Chaney 2014, Tina Sloan-Green 2012, Ed Snider
2007, Herb Magee 2003, Bob Levy2002, Harry Kalas
2000, Jim Tuppeny