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Old 06-14-2017, 02:11 PM   #1
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The Calgary Flames are proud to announce captain Mark Giordano has been named a finalist for the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award, which recognizes an athlete whose continuous, demonstrated leadership has created a positive impact on their community through sports. The winner will be able to direct a $100,000 grant from ESPN to the qualified charity related to the award-winning humanitarian efforts. The finalists will be able to direct a $25,000 grant to the charity related to their award-winning efforts.
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PGA Tour Golfer Ernie Els, Arizona Cardinals' wideout Larry Fitzgerald and New York Mets' outfielder Curtis Granderson are the other finalists.

"I am truly humbled and honoured to be a finalist for this prestigious award," said Giordano. "Muhammad Ali is one of the most recognizable and influential sports figures of all time. Along with his accomplishments as an athlete, Mr. Ali's selflessness, courage and compassion outside the boxing ring inspired so many around the world. My wife Lauren and I look forward to being alongside other athletes, teams and community members to celebrate and recognize the humanitarian efforts through sport amongst the athletic community."

Congrats Gio! Hope he wins it for his charity.

A ton of work by the Giordano's off the ice. Glad he can represent Calgary for many years to come.

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Undrafted but now at the forefront of the Calgary Flames, Giordano never loses sight of what got him to the NHL, and consistently exhibits conviction, integrity and bravery in his long-history of giving back to the community. His 5 for 5 initiative provided the funding to build five homes with Habitat for Humanity in Ethiopia, India, Kenya, the Philippines and the Calgary area. In collaboration with the Calgary Board of Education, Mark and Lauren created Team Giordano in 2014. Funded by the Giordanos, the Calgary Italian Open and the Flames Foundation, and in partnership with Pizza 73, ATB Financial and Cardel Homes, the program has donated $300,000 to four high-needs Calgary schools and has impacted the lives of 1,900 students. The program not only provides resources, including computers, supplies and their own "Gio Journals" to track students' progress, but promotes physical fitness, academics, and the positive behaviors that lead to success in life. And the program is working-with one school reporting that 88% of students are reading at grade level thanks to the literacy resources provided courtesy of Team Giordano. Additionally, he stands behind other important community causes, including stamping out discrimination based on sexual orientation and support of mental health awareness.

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Old 06-14-2017, 02:13 PM   #2
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That's really cool! Go Gio!
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Old 06-14-2017, 02:14 PM   #3
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Wow, good for him.
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Shocked a hockey player even registered on the radar of an ESPN awards committee, and even more shocked it's a Calgary player.
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Old 06-14-2017, 02:29 PM   #5
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Shocked a hockey player even registered on the radar of an ESPN awards committee, and even more shocked it's a Calgary player.
Yeah, no kidding.

So....Jihad?
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I can get behind a jihad because it's a non-contract year. No danger of upping his value artificially
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Holy damn! Way to go, Gio!
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Yeah, no kidding.

So....Jihad?
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The finalists and winners have been determined by an independent selection committee, which includes: Nick Keller, Founder and President of Beyond Sport, Donald Lassere, CEO of the Muhammad Ali Center, Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, CEO of Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA, Sab Singh, Founder of Sports Doing Good, Caryl Stern, CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and Eli Wolff, Director of the Sport and Society program at Brown University.
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Magnificent statement by Giordano in response to the nomination. Bravo
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Wow - Didn't even hear of these awards before.

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The net proceeds of the event will benefit the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund at the V Foundation. In addition, ESPN will grant another $1 million to the charities of the nominees and winners. Combined, more than $1.7 million was distributed to the community as a result of the initiative in 2016.
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So...no Jihad then...

Thats a shame.
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Giordano is such an exceptional human being. I hope he retires a Flame. It's such a blessing to have a player of that character be the leader on and off the ice for this club.
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I for one am glad he was nominated for an award with enough prestige to have a proper nomination/winner process that doesn't involve fans hijacking the vote.

Fan involved voting is the dumbest thing out there, just so silly. Who can vote the most and get bots to aid them? Stupid.
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Has Subban been nominated in the past?
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Giordano is such an exceptional human being. I hope he retires a Flame. It's such a blessing to have a player of that character be the leader on and off the ice for this club.
#12 arguments aside for now, #5 should definitely be retired when he does. IMO he's been just a huge for the community as Iggy was.
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Has Subban been nominated in the past?
This is the third year the award is being presented. Brent Burns was a nominee last year and Henrik Lundqvist the year before.
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This is the third year the award is being presented. Brent Burns was a nominee last year and Henrik Lundqvist the year before.
Oh haha, well I guess not that rare for a hockey player to be nominated if they're nominated 100% of the time.
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Oh haha, well I guess not that rare for a hockey player to be nominated if they're nominated 100% of the time.
It's interesting that hockey and football are the only sports that have had a finalist each year.


Last year, the finalists were: Brent Burns (San Jose Sharks - NHL), Tina Charles (New York Liberty - WNBA), Carlos Dunlap (Cincinnati Bengals - NFL), and Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers - NBA)

In 2015, they were: Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever - WNBA), Anquan Boldin (San Francisco 49ers - NFL), Henrik Lundqvist (New York Rangers - NHL), and John Cena (WWE)


Paul and Catchings were the previous winners.
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Atta boy, Gio! Very well deserved. This just highlights what an awesome human being he is.
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AP is reporting that Gio won the award.
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