Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mike Krzyzewski wins Tisdale Humanitarian Award

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will be honored with the Wayman Tisdale Humanitarian Award in April for his contributions to college basketball and the Durham community.

The board that helps choose the receipent of the award cited Krzyzewski's charitable contributions, including the Emily Krzyzewski Center, which is a community center in Durham that provides athletic and educational opportunities to economically disadvantaged students. In addition, Krzyzewski's work with the Duke Children's hospital, the Children's Miracle Network and the V Foundation for Cancer Research were all cited.

Dick Vitale was presented with the original award. The award's namesake, Wayman Tisdale, died in March 2009 after a two-year battle with cancer.

The award will presented on April 16 at a ceremony in Oklahoma City.

-- Jack Daly


Anonymous said...

Where does he put all this stuff? Guy literally receives a major award or honor every 2 weeks.