Leigh Steinberg, one of the most illustrious sports agents in the industry, has represented 150 professional athletes in various sports, and now he is recognizing outstanding performance in the arena of giving, as reported on the Miami Dolphins website. by Steinberg and his partner, Cosmo DeNicola founded the first annual Steinberg De Nicola Humanitarian awards. Dennis Hickey, general manager of the Miami Dolphins, received the Executive Award for his work with the Special Olympics program. Woody Johnson, who owns the New York Jets, won the Owners award for his emphasis on community service in the area of public health.
The St. Louis Rams’ coach Jeff Fischer received the Coaches award for his dedication to the Wounded Warriors project to help veterans. Jonathan Babineaux, defensive lineman and team captain of the Atlanta Falcons received the Players Award for his donations to 84 community causes.
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The awards were given at the 28th Superbowl party at the Arizona Science Center. Donations were given to each of the charitable organizations represented by those who received awards.