Recent News: CLIO Sports Award Honor The Late Stuart Scott with The Inaugural " Lifetime Achievement Award 2015 " !
SMI Sports / July 08, 2015
NEW YORK (SMI-WIRE,07.08.15)The CLIO Sports Award honored the late Stuart Scott today with the inaugural 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award with numerous VIP's attendees from major Sports media,broadcasting & advertising agencies during a seated dinner @ Cipriani's-42nd St in NYC.
A category with such profound influence on the creative business ultimately deserved its own spotlight to honor the best in sports advertising and marketing.
Annually, Clio Sports convenes a veritable Who's Who of the sports business -- marketing executives, commissioners, broadcasters and athletes alike -- to select from an international pool of submissions the breakthrough communications that elevated sports culture in the collective consciousness and made stars of players, legends of clubs, and icons of brands.The CLIO Sports Awards was hosted by Ticki Barber, Co-Host Tiki & Tierney' on CBS Sports Radio & retired NFL Star, who graciously walked the red carpet with his wife Tracy Johnson.
2015 CLIO SPORT AWARDS HOST:
Tiki Barber, Co-Host 'Tiki & Tierney' on CBS Sports Radio & Co-Founder of Thuzio
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:Stuart Scott
Presented by: Scott Van Pelt, Anchor of SportsCenter, ESPN
Presented by: Mark Tatum, Deputy Commissioner & COO, NBA
Special Appearance by: Noah Galloway, US Army Veteran- 101st Airborne Div, Dancing with the Stars Finalist, Athlete.
THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2015 RECIPIENT: STUART SCOTT
For 21 years, Stuart Scott was one of ESPN’s and ABC Sports’ most recognizable and quotable personalities and one of the most popular sportscasters around the world.
His catchphrases, including his most famous “Boo-ya” and “As cool as the other side of the pillow,” have become an integral part of pop culture. While Scott became instantly known for his enthusiasm and colorful descriptions, he was always proud of the facts he would weave into his storytelling, recognizing that every great story is based in fact.
Over the years, his talent and work ethic led to many additional high-profile assignments including major hosting roles on NFL and NBA programming. During his career with ESPN, Scott covered a slew of major events, including the NBA Finals, Super Bowl, Major League Baseball playoffs and World Series, the NCAA Final Four and more.
From 2007-2011 Scott was the host of ABC Sports’ weekly NBA Sunday studio show, ESPN’s NBA studio show, and served as a host during the NBA Finals Trophy presentation each year. Scott also hosted numerous ESPN and ABC series and specials, including Dream Job, Stump The Schwab, ESPN’s 25th Anniversary Special, and The ESPY Red Carpet Show. In addition to this busy TV schedule, Scott had also worked as a regular contributor to ESPN: The Magazine, ESPN Radio, and ESPN.com.
Scott was featured in countless This is SportsCenter commercials, which he so enjoyed. Most recently, Scott was in the anchor chair alongside his longtime partner, Steve Levy, when ESPN re-launched SportsCenter on a new set. Scott not only interviewed most of the world’s top athletes, he interviewed top celebrities, newsmakers, and politicians. Stuart interviewed and played a televised game of one-on-one basketball with President Barack Obama, one of his two interviews with the President, and conducted numerous one-on-one interviews with the likes of Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Denzel Washington and President Clinton.
Hollywood and Madison Avenue also took notice of Scott’s wide appeal; he was featured in numerous high-profile commercial campaigns. He appeared on many TV shows, sitcoms, feature films and music videos and was parodied in a Saturday Night Live skit.
Over the years, Scott earned numerous awards and honors. He was recently honored with the NABJ Award of Merit, received a Rammy Award which pays tribute to superlative performances in athletics, academics and sports from his beloved alma mater, UNC-Chapel Hill, and was a guest of honor at the 14th annual “An Evening with Heroes” celebration in Indianapolis, which benefits the Heroes Foundation. In 2011 he was honored by The V Foundation with “The Spirit of Jimmy V Award.” He was instrumental in raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for The V Foundation, Livestrong, and participated in Stand Up To Cancer campaigns as well donating time to raise awareness and funds for numerous other charities.
He always said a personal and professional highlight for him came in 2004, when he was requested by U.S. soldiers to be a part of “ESPN’s SportsCenter: Salute the Troops” effort, in which he and fellow anchors hosted a week of programs originating in Kuwait.
On July 16, 2014, Scott accepted the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYs.
During his ESPY speech, Scott shared his approach to fighting cancer. “I also realized something else recently,” he said. “I said, I’m not losing. I’m still here. I’m fighting. I’m not losing. But I’ve got to amend that. When you die, that does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and the manner in which you live. So live. Live. Fight like hell.” Scott died on January 4th, 2015, and is survived by his two daughters, Taelor, 19, and Sydni, 15; his parents, O. Ray and Jacqueline Scott; and his three siblings Stephen Scott, Synthia Kearney, Susan Scott and their families.