Created by Royal Brougham and the Seattle P-I in 1936, this event has celebrated the achievements of Washington sports for nine decades. The event features a pre-show reception and silent auction where guests are invited to mingle and bid with the Seattle sports community. The reception is followed by the awards show that showcases the athletes, coaches, executives, philanthropists and stories of 2018. Follow #84SSY for posts and visit our Gallery to see photos from this year’s event.
Should you have questions about the event, please contact the Seattle Sports Commission Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 461-5844.
Female Sports Star
Devon Adelman – Special Olympics USA Games
Sis Bates – University of Washington
Alexis Montgomery – Seattle University
Breanna Stewart – Seattle Storm
Jodie Taylor – Seattle Reign FC
Morgan Weaver – Washington State University
Male Sports Star
Ben Burr-Kirven – University of Washington
Mitch Haniger – Seattle Mariners
Tyler Lockett – Seattle Seahawks
Phil Mack – Seattle Seawolves
Gardner Minshew II – Washington State UniversityCoach
Brian Schmetzer – Seattle Sounders FC
NHL Seattle ticket sales and franchise announcement
Seattle Seawolves win MLR Championship
Seattle Storm win WNBA Championship
Shaquem Griffin re-united with twin as Seattle Seahawks draft selection
Special Olympics USA Games hosted in Seattle
Given to an individual for a lifetime of achievement in sports and who exemplifies the spirit of our state
Even in the midst of a celebrated WNBA career, Sue Bird has proven herself to be among the best women’s basketball players of all time. The Seattle Storm’s savvy point guard has won two NCAA titles, four World Cup gold medals, and four Olympic gold medals, in addition to playing a key role in all three of the Storm’s championship seasons.
Given to an individual who has made a significant or compelling philanthropic contribution
The last of the original Seahawks employees, Sandy Gregory joined the franchise as a public relations assistant in 1976. She retired in June 2018 as senior director of legends, team history and special projects. She was the heart and soul of the team’s community outreach, earning praise from past and present players whose charity events she helped stage.
Given to an inspirational young athlete who has overcome major medical obstacles to inspire others
When he was 6, Elijah Hagstrom was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer in his liver and lungs. He spent nearly a year hospitalized, undergoing 10 rounds of chemotherapy and having most of his liver removed. He has done more than survive the ordeal. Now 9, he and his team recently completed their football season – fittingly, as champs.
Given to a member of the media for excellence in communicating the sports stories of our state
For four decades Art Thiel has been one of Puget Sound’s most insightful and funniest sports columnists. He worked at the News Tribune in Tacoma, the Journal-American in Bellevue and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer before co-founding the website SportsPress Northwest. He also is the author of four books on Seattle sports.
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