Sports Rules at DC Urban League's Upcoming Annual Awards Gala

Some of the brightest in the sports industry will be awarded at this year's Greater Washington Urban League annual gala, an event that recognizes the work of Mr. Whitney M. Young, Jr., a pioneer in the effort to secure education and foster community service.

One of this year's honorees include Washington Capitals, right wing Joel Ward.  Ward will receive the  GWUL's Pioneer Award.  If you recall Ward helped the Caps advance to the conference semifinals with his game-winning goal in the first round of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the defending Boston Bruins.

Other award recipients include Catana Sparks, Ph.D., the first female head coach of an NCAA Division I men's golf team.  Sparks was the inspiration for the movie "From The Rough" which starred Howard University grad and Hollywood actor Taraji P. Henson.

Sparks joins Katie Ledecky US Olympic Gold Medalist, who broke the record in the 1650-yard freestyle, by nine seconds, at the 2013 AT&T Winter Nationals.

The GWUL will also award ten scholarships to local high school seniors.

George H. Lambert, Jr., the newly appointed President and CEO of the Greater Washington Urban League, Inc. states, “With all that we have happening the evening of the gala, I am most proud of the scholarship opportunities we have been able to afford to the ten high school students from around the Greater Washington area.” 

Mr. Lambert, Jr. is the father of WPGC radio's resident morning drive time a.m. co-host, (and host of numerous events in Washington, DC), Guy Lambert.
About the Greater Washington Urban League
The Greater Washington Urban League provides more than 50,000 residents in the Washington, D.C., region with education and employment training, health and nutrition, food and utility assistance, affordable housing, and community development programs and services. Our mission is to increase the economic and political empowerment of African Americans and other minorities and to help all Americans share equally in the responsibilities and rewards of full citizenship. The League is one of 98 affiliates of the National Urban League and is a member agency of the United Way of the National Capital Area.