Join us for the 75th Annual Sports Star of the Year, Presented by MTR Western. Tickets are available at

The Seattle Sports Commission (SSC) and Seattle Children's Hospital are continuing 75 years of tradition by bringing you the Sports Star of the Year, presented by MTR Western. Originally created by Royal Brougham and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in 1936, the PI Sports Star of the Year award banquet celebrated the achievements of local athletes, coaches and others in the sports industry.

On January 19, 2010 the Sports Star of the Year awards will celebrate its 75th anniversary on the big stage at Benaroya Hall. Recreated as a high-energy awards show, this event will continue to honor top local professional and amateur sports icons, and bring in new awards for an inspirational youth, best sports media figures, sports executives, and many others.

Starting December 1, 2009, the public will be able to vote on line here at for the Professional Sports Star of the Year, the Male Sports Star of the Year, and the Female Sports Star of the Year. Be a part of history and join local and national sports celebrities at one of the longest running award shows in the country.

Come rub shoulders with your favorite northwest sports icons. Special guests inlcude Steve Largent, Danielle Lawrie, Marv Harshman, Lenny Wilkens, Keith Jackson, Lorenzo Romar, Ed Viesturs, Warren Moon, Jamie Moyer, and many more!

We look forward to seeing everyone at the show where Washington's sports stars have shined for the past 75 years.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 19th, 2010: Reception & Silent Auction: 5:30 pm Awards Ceremony: 7:30 pm WHERE: Benaroya Hall 200 University Street Seattle, WA 98101

Attire: Dress to impress with cocktail attire (what is cocktail attire?)

Parking: There are several options for parking in and around Benaroya Hall. Underground parking is available at Benaroya Hall itself. The entrance to this garage is on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street. Other parking is available at the Cobb Building (enter on University Street between Third and Fourth Avenues) and at the Chase Center (enter on Union Street between First and Second Avenues). The Second and Union Garage is right next door to the Triple Door. There are many other garages within a one-block radius of Benaroya Hall, along with on-street parking.

Silent Auction: Starting at Bid on exciting auction items such as an Ultimate Kasey Keller fan experience, Private BP for 4 w/ Edgar Martinez, Winemaker Dinner at Capital Grille w/ Jon Brockman and Spencer Hawes, date night packages at plush hotels and restaurants, elite golf outings, sports and entertainment tickets and rare collectibles autographed by Steve Largent, Ken Griffey Jr and more.

After Party: Join us for a cocktail at the after party across the street from Benaroya Hall at The Triple Door!

Presented by: MTR Western

Benefiting: Seattle Children's Hospital & the Seattle Sports Commission

Media: Working media are invited to cover the event. Download the Press Credential Request here!