On Monday, January 30th, both Phillies manager Charlie Manuel and right-fielder Hunter Pence will be honored at the 108th Annual Philadelphia Sports Writers Association Awards Dinner.
The Philadelphia Sports Writers Association (PSWA) dinner is one of the oldest continuing sports awards banquets in the nation, and annually attracts a Philadelphia sports “who’s who” list of guests, attendees, and award winners from all of the area’s professional sports teams, collegiate programs, as well as numerous sports writers, radio and television media personalities of note. – Pitchengine.com
Hunter Pence - Photo credit: Steve Trapani
Pence’s award is for: PSWA Good Guy Award
Manuel’s is for: Special Achievement (Phillies’ all-time winningest manager)
And the Philadelphia Phillies have been awarded Team Of The Year.
The banquet will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Along with the awards ceremony, Philly-comedian Joe Conklin will be on hand. And for those unaware of who Joe is, he’s a regular fixture on 94WIP sports radio and can imitate/mimic just about any Philadelphia athlete/personality and athletes/entertainers outside of Philly. There will also be a silent auction of Philadelphia sports memorabilia as well as special guests.
Philadelphia Flyer Claude Giroux and head coach Peter Laviolette will also be honored.
Sounds like it’s going to be a fun evening, so if you are in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area, check it out.
Tickets to the 108th Annual Philadelphia Sports Writers Association dinner are $95 per person and available online at http://pswa.com. Tickets are also available by contacting the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association’s ticket chairman, Robbie Kenney, by phone at 609-702-7473 or by e-mail at email@example.com. – PitchEngine.com
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Heather Carnassale is the Senior Phillies Writer for Aerys Sports. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow her on twitter @heatherc531 and @viewfromsec116.