34th Annual Wooden Award to be presented April 9, 2010



34th Annual Wooden Award to be presented April 9, 2010

Who: The top five male and female collegiate basketball players will be invited to The Los Angeles Athletic Club for the presentation of the National College Basketball Awards including the John R. Wooden Award.  The Wooden Award recognizes the College Basketball Player of the Year and is the most prestigious award a player can receive. The evening begins with a dinner served at multiple lavish appetizer stations in the LAAC Main Lounge.

The awards program will be held in the LAAC Main Dining Room and will feature awards-show style seating with candid player and coach interviews on the stage.  Former Lakers star Tommy Hawkins will emcee the program.  ESPN Sports Center anchor Neil Everett and Women’s Basketball Commentator Dave Marcus will host and interview the players and coaches. University of Florida Head Coach Billy Donovan will receive the Legends of Coaching Award.  Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers will present the Men’s John R. Wooden Award.

When: Friday, April 9, 2010
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Grant Thornton Special Olympics Basketball Tournament
6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Dinner, reception and red carpet arrival
7:30 p.m.  Awards presentation

Where: The Los Angeles Athletic Club – 3rd Floor Main Dining Room
431 West Seventh Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Tickets: $85 LAAC members, $105 non-members (includes tax and service)
$1500 Bronze patron sponsor, includes 8 tickets, a VIP table and sends an underprivileged youth to an overnight basketball camp.
Optional donation to Special Olympics of Southern California
Members who buy tickets for non-members will pay non-member price for those tickets

RSVP: Call (213) 630-5231 or email woodenaward@laac.net to RSVP or for more information.

Dress: Business Attire – Suit for Men and appropriate dress for Women

Media coverage is invited.
Please contact The Los Angeles Athletic Club at 213-630-5200


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