Ferguson Jenkins to be Honored at Grand Canyon University Event

The ninth annual Community Leadership Awards to be held at the new Grand Canyon University Arena will honor Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Online PR News – 08-October-2012 – Phoenix/Arizona – The ninth annual Community Leadership Awards will be presented on November 4 at the new Grand Canyon University (GCU) Arena at 3300 W. Camelback Road in Phoenix. The awards presented by Linking Sports and Communities LLC, a non-profit organization, recognize individuals and organizations in sports, which have made major contributions to communities in Arizona. Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award this year. Other awardees will include Buddy Schultz (Arizona Baseball Charities), The First Tee of Phoenix, and high school students Destiny Nasr and Dalvin Richardson.

"I am humbled and honored to be recognized by Linking Sports and Communities," said Jenkins. "It has been a privilege to be able to serve the great communities in Arizona and my Foundation and I look forward to continuing our charitable work here and everywhere across North America."

This special event, which kicks off the Arizona Governor’s proclaimed Arizona Youth Sports Week, will include exhibits, a sports-related silent auction, networking with local athletes, as well as the awards ceremony with keynote speaker Russ Pennell, GCU’s men’s basketball head coach and emcee Daphne Munro from ABC15. Sponsors of the annual affair include GCU, ASU, Phoenix International Raceway, SW Gas, Phoenix Mercury, Fusion Media Consulting, Denise Meridith Consultants Inc., and many other business and community organizations. For more information on sponsorship or tickets to the event, people can visit www.linkingsports.org or contact info@linkingsports.org

About [Linking Sports & Communities LLC] Linking Sports & Communities (LSC) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, which enhances the relationship among athletes, sports organizations and its communities. It recognizes individuals and organizations, who are making contributions to their communities; hosts educational workshops and sports clinics; and encourages student athletes ages 12-18 to stay in school, lead healthy lifestyles, and be financially responsible.

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