2013 Preston Robert Tisch Awards Gala
HHAF's very first female honoree, record setting Olympic Gold Medalist, Sanya Richards-Ross.
The first American woman to do so in 28 years, and only the 2nd in history, Sanya Richards-Ross became Olympic Champion over 400m at the 2012 Games in London by overtaking the competition in the last 50 meters of the race. The London games also saw Sanya become tied as one of the most decorated female track and field Olympians of all time after anchoring the 4x400m relay team to gold for the 3rd consecutive time.
The Sanya Richards Fast Track Program seeks to combine sports with literacy and numeracy in a dynamic and outstanding initiative enjoyed by youth in Richards Ross’ native island home of Jamaica. The primary focus of the program is to enhance literacy and numeracy; develop students’ readiness for standardized tests; promote an active and healthy lifestyle through sports; and enhance social skills with regards to professionalism and employability.
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Friedman has helped implement athletic, recreational and educational programs for children throughout the city, including his work with the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which provides college and educational support to children of wounded or fallen members of military