LOS ANGELES -- Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames, the San Francisco 49ers and the U.S. Tennis Association were among the winners at the Sports Humanitarian Awards.
Giordano won the newly named Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award, the 49ers won the team award and the USTA won the League Leadership Award at the third annual ceremony Tuesday night in downtown Los Angeles. Ali's daughter, Laila, co-hosted the event with ESPN's Mike Greenberg.
Flames' captain Giordano was honored as an athlete who demonstrates integrity and bravery while creating a positive impact on his community. His Team Giordano program helps 1,900 students with physical fitness, academics and positive behavior.
The 49ers won for two initiatives: one involving helping junior high and high school students who show promise in science, technology, engineering and math, and another directed at kindergarten through eighth graders in the same subject matter.
Mark Giordano, San Francisco 49ers, USTA win Humanitarian Awards