Come join us for a celebration and recognition of youth athletics at our annual Sportsmanship Award presentation. The stars of the day will be the youth athletes who will be recognized with a scholarship award for their excellence.
For over 30 years this club has annually recognized one young men's and one young women's sports team from the Austin Independent School District for their demonstration of sportsmanship and fairness on the playing field. The selections were made by the referees, umpires and other officials who saw firsthand the character of these athletes and their coaches. Each team will have their names engraved on the two traveling trophies and the each school will receive a check from the club.
Introduced by Lion Greg Harkrider
About our speaker:
Roger Wallace has been anchoring and covering sports since 1995 at KXAN and can be seen on KXAN News at 6 and 10 as well as host of Game Night on Sundays at 10:30pm.
He also serves as play-by-play voice for High School Football and Basketball on KBVO-TV.
Roger has also been part of the Longhorn Football Radio Network since 2004. After seven years as sideline reporter, he moved to the color analyst position in 2011.
He began his career on the central coast of California in San Luis Obispo where he was a sports anchor/reporter for KSBY-TV. From California he went to Tyler, Texas and was the main sports anchor for three years at KLTV.
His next stop was Wichita, Kansas as sports anchor at KAKE-TV and was the television voice of Wichita State basketball and baseball. In 1995, he made his way to Austin and has been here ever since.
Roger has covered both the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He has served as the radio analyst for the University of Texas Football radio network since 2011, and before that he was their sideline reporter for the previous seven years including their National Championship season of 2005.
Roger is a multiple winner of “Best Sportscast” voted on by the Texas Associated Press and has also been named Best Sportscaster by The Austin Chronicle.
Roger has been involved with numerous Central Texas charities including “Neighborhood Longhorns”, CASA, Caritas of Austin, and FCA. He is also a regular on the reading circuit to kids at a number of area elementary schools.
Roger and his wife, Tammi, have two daughters. When he’s not covering sports, Roger loves to play golf, basketball, and the never-ending battle with the elliptical machine.
Meals provided by Manny Sifuentes, manager at Cafe del Rio, a business staffed by the Texas Commission for the Blind.