The Sports Law Program at Temple University Beasley School of Law is pleased to announce that its annual “Love for the City” Award will be presented to Dawn Staley, the former Temple University head women’s basketball coach and current head women’s basketball coach at the University of South Carolina. Ms. Staley is a three-time Olympic gold medalist, head coach of USA Basketball Women’s National Team, played professionally in the WNBA, and is an inductee in several women’s basketball Halls of Fame.
Legendary Temple Men’s Basketball Coach Fran Dunphy will offer remarks.
Ms. Staley is being honored not only for her extraordinary success in women’s basketball but also for her service to the communities in which she has lived and worked, and as a positive force for change in society.
About the Love for the City Award
The “Love for the City Award” is presented annually to an individual or organization whose contributions transcend sports. Emulating the values of the City of Brotherly Love by using sport to make a positive impact on society, the recipient possesses strength in the face of adversity, courage in the face of uncertainty, and the willingness to stand up for their beliefs no matter what the cost. Their actions speak as loud as their words. Last year’s recipient was Malcolm Jenkins of the Philadelphia Eagles.