World's Top Athletes Light Up Las Vegas During 38th Annual Victor Sports Awards at the Hilton, July 10

Show Honoring the Best and Brightest in Sports to Benefit World-Renowned

City of Hope Cancer Center

Jun 17, 2004, 01:00 ET from City of Hope

    LAS VEGAS, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, July 10, the Las Vegas
 Hilton will play host to the world's greatest athletes, entertainers and
 sports fans during the 38th Annual Academy of Victor Sports Awards.  This
 year's star-studded evening continues the Victor Awards' illustrious tradition
 as the longest running televised sports awards show and will benefit City of
 Hope Cancer Center.  For more information about tickets to the Victor Awards,
 please call 800-544-3541, Ext. 27108.
     With a superior list of nominees, fans will be at the edge of their seats
 waiting for the winners to be announced.  Some of the most highly anticipated
 awards for the night include: Pro Basketball Player of the Year, with nominees
 Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett; College Football Player of the
 Year, with Larry Fitzgerald, Jason White and Eli Manning leading the field;
 and Pro Football Player of the Year, with Ray Lewis, Peyton Manning and
 Clinton Portis in the running for the top prize.  In all, the Victor Awards
 will feature 35 categories in 15 sports*.  Special awards will also be
 presented to Jeffrey Loria, owner of the Florida Marlins, baseball legend
 Minnie Minoso, broadcaster Bill Raftery, World War II hero Lt. Walter Ehlers
 and football great and American hero Pat Tillman will be inducted into the
 Victor Awards Hall of Fame posthumously.
     The National Academy of Sports Editors, comprised of a cross-section of
 sports editors, writers and broadcasters, vote to determine the winners of the
 Awards.  Past honorees include some of the sporting world's greatest,
 including Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Pat Riley, Wayne Gretzky, Randy
 Moss, Jackie Joyner Kersey, Carl Lewis and many more.
     City of Hope is one of the world's leading biomedical research and
 treatment centers for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
 Named by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best medical centers for
 cancer treatment, City of Hope is a global leader in the fields of bone marrow
 transplantation and genetics and has developed innovative therapies for more
 than 75 types of cancer as well as diabetes, HIV/AIDS and numerous
 immunological and genetic disorders.
     Founded in 1913, City of Hope is one of an elite group of Comprehensive
 Cancer Centers, the highest designation bestowed by the National Cancer
 Institute, and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
 In collaboration with top medical centers nationwide, City of Hope generates
 new scientific knowledge and shares its discoveries to help people in local
 communities, ensuring the best therapies reach patients around the corner and
 around the world.
     For more information, please call 800-260-HOPE or visit the Web site at  City of Hope...Where the Power of Knowledge Saves

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