BROADCAST FROM ST. LOUIS HONORS THOSE ACROSS NORTH AMERICA WHO INSPIRE WITH EXTRAORDINARY SPORTSMANSHIP
ST. LOUIS – December 19, 2022 – As you are making a list and checking it twice, be sure to tune in or set the DVR for the Musial Awards on CBS Sports – the annual celebration of sportsmanship, selflessness, and kindness in sports. The Musial Awards presented by Maryville University air across the nation Saturday, December 24 at 5 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. CT (check local listings) on the CBS Television Network. The one-hour show will stream simultaneously on Paramount+.
The show features names you know, and some you don’t, with stories that restore hope in humanity and reflect civility and class in all walks of life and levels of sports. The 2022 Musial Awards is headlined by Albert Pujols, who is receiving the Stan Musial Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest award for sportsmanship. NFL All Pro Running Back Warrick Dunn will receive the Musial Award for Extraordinary Character.
Other award winners include Little League Baseball standout Isaiah Jarvis from Oklahoma; pro baseball player Brett Phillips and his biggest fan, 9-year-old Chloe Grimes, both from the Tampa area; NHL fan and pre-med student from Seattle Nadia Popovici; Toronto Blue Jays fan Mike Lanzillotta; a quintet of Mississippi high school powerlifters — Syrianna Jones, Demeria Moore, Jorja Roberson, Cara Robertson, and Jasmyn Stamper; and U.S. Olympic speedskater Brittany Bowe. Upon receiving Musial Award recognition, Bowe said, “At the end of the day, what really matters is the difference we can make in other people’s lives, the examples that we can show.”
Background on all the honorees and why they’re receiving the Musial Award can be found at MusialAwards.com/Honorees.
The Musial Awards have aired on CBS Sports since 2019. In addition to the Christmas Eve airing on CBS, the one-hour show can be seen on CBS Sports Network Monday, December 26 at 9 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. CT.
“We are grateful that CBS Sports provides us the opportunity to share the inspiration, hope, and joy of the Musial Awards with the entire country,” said Marc Schreiber, executive producer of the Musial Awards and incoming president of the St. Louis Sports Commission. “The show reflects the spirit of the holiday season. As people gather with family and friends this weekend, we hope viewers throughout the nation will be touched by the heartwarming stories featured in the broadcast and inspired by the goodness of our honorees.”
In partnership with the St. Louis Sports Commission and the National Sportsmanship Foundation, the Musial Awards broadcast is produced by Al Roker Entertainment, the production arm of 14-time Emmy award-winning TV personality Al Roker. The show is hosted by veteran St. Louis TV anchor Mike Bush, who has emceed the Musial Awards for 17 years.
Sponsors of the 2022 Musial Awards broadcast include Maryville University, Edward Jones, Lexus, and World Wide Technology.
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The Musial Awards celebrate the year’s greatest moments of sportsmanship and those in sports who embody class and character. The live show takes place annually on the Saturday before Thanksgiving at the historic 3,000-seat Stifel Theatre in Downtown St. Louis. It has occurred in St. Louis since 2005. In addition to keeping Stan The Man’s legacy alive, the mission of the Musial Awards is to encourage kindness, selflessness, integrity and civility in sports and society – and to inspire people across the nation to be good sports. Since 2011, Maryville University has served as the event’s presenting sponsor. The school’s involvement, leadership and generosity have helped make the Musial Awards the most important awards in sports®.
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