Celebrating a Lifetime of Houston Sports — One Decade at a Time; President George H.W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush Honored for Lifetime Achievement
HOUSTON – Call it a stroll down memory lane.
From Jack Burke, Jr.’s first professional win in 1949, to the Luv Ya Blue Oilers in 1979, to Andre Johnson’s career year in 2009, the second annual Houston Sports Awards will celebrate anniversaries from the last eight decades in Houston’s rich sports history, while continuing to celebrate the greatest athletes, moments and events of 2018.
President George H.W. Bush and his late wife Barbara, whose passion for Houston sports spans six decades, will be honored with the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. The couple, who moved to Houston in the 1960s, has thrown out first pitches and sat behind home plate at Houston Astros games, taken part in Super Bowl coin flips, been courtside at Rockets games, spectators at Houston’s major golf events and they were never afraid to put on their boots for Rodeo Houston.
WHAT: Houston Sports Awards WHO: Houston’s greatest athletes, events and moments WHERE: Hilton Americas, Houston WHEN: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Awards to be given that night include Athlete of the Year, College Athlete of the Year, High School Athlete of the Year, Coach of the Year, Moment of the Year, Fan of the Year and Event of the Year, as well as three Legacy Awards – Sportsmanship Award, Executive of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award.
Last year’s inaugural event honored, among others, Houston’s Legendary 34s – Nolan Ryan, Earl Campbell and Hakeem Olajuwon – as well as Legacy Award Winners J.J. Watt (Sportsmanship Award), Jeff Luhnow (Executive of the Year) and Leslie Alexander (Lifetime Achievement Award).
About the Houston Sports Awards The second annual Houston Sports Awards will be held on February 6, 2019 at the Hilton Americas. This star-studded red-carpet dinner and awards show will be televised on ABC 13 and AT&T SportsNet Southwest. The Award show will gather together Houston’s top athletes, both past and present, to commemorate, celebrate and recognize Houston’s top sports achievements, performers and moments.