10th Annual Athletes in Action
Marriott Marquis – Times Square
February 14th, 2015
featuring the presentation of the
Jerry Colangelo Award
To Ski Austin - Former NBA Director of Events
Bobby Jones Award
Award Winner TBA
Chris Broussard – Emcee
With other special guests
Highlights from the 2014 All-Star Breakfast
Congratulations to our two honorees from the morning: Monty Williams, recipient of the Bobby Jones Award, and Dale Brown, recipient of the Jerry Colangelo Award. Both men were on hand to accept their award. The morning also highlighted Chris Broussard, ESPN Analyst and Shaquille O’Neal, formerly coached by Dale Brown at LSU.
Monty Williams was the first to accept his award after a brief introduction by Bobby Jones. Coach Williams shared stories of his faith, family, and life in the basketball world. He honored a single mother with a stack of Bible commentaries, explaining the impact they had made on his walk with the Lord and encouraging her to spend time reading them and teaching the content to her children.
Shaquille O’Neal was our next guest speaker. Having played under the coaching of Dale Brown, he shared funny stories from the first time they met and talked about what it was like to play for such a high level collegiate coach. Shaq shared about the dedication and commitment required by Coach Brown not just in practice and on the court, but in the classroom as well. He shared about a time he tried to skip class and instead woke up to Coach Brown in his room telling him it was time to run. This level of commitment and dedication to the lives of his players, made Dale Brown a great recipient of the Jerry Colangelo Award. Jerry Colangelo also shared briefly about Coach Brown and his coaching career before presenting him with the award.