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 www.cityofhope.org. City of Hope...Where the Power of Knowledge Saves Lives(SM).
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