Halladay wins Wanamaker Award

Pitcher Roy Halladay is latest Phillie to win Wanamaker Award.
Pitcher Roy Halladay is latest Phillie to win Wanamaker Award. (YONG KIM / Staff photographer)
Posted: May 17, 2011

Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay has won the John Wanamaker Athletic Award in honor of his outstanding 2010 season and the Eagles organization has won the Robert P. Levy Community Service Award.

Halladay won the National League Cy Young award in his first season with the Phillies, pitching a perfect game in the regular season and a no-hitter in the playoffs.

The Wanamaker award has been presented since 1961 to an athlete, team or organization that has done the most to reflect credit upon Philadelphia and to its team or sport.

The Philadelphia Sports Congress will honor the winners on June 28 at the Wanamaker Building's Crystal Tea Room.

This is the fourth time in the last 5 years that a member of the Phillies organization has won the Wanamaker Award. Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins were honored in 2007 and 2008, respectively, for winning their NL Most Valuable Player awards, and the entire Phillies team was honored 2 years ago for the 2008 World Series title.

The Eagles were honored for being a global leader among sports franchises in environmental and sustainability efforts, including the "Go Green" campaign and changes being made to Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles Youth Partnership impacts more than 50,000 children each year with various health and educational programs focused on vision care and literacy.

The Philadelphia Sports Congress, the Daily News, Amerimar/Behringer Harvard and CBS3 present the Wanamaker Athletic Award ceremony and luncheon.

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