The 76th Annual Sports Star of the Year, presented by ROOT SPORTS, at Benaroya Hall in Seattle Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011. The evening honors Northwest sports stars, carrying on an annual tradition started by Seattle Post-Intelligencer sports editor Royal Brougham in 1936. (Photography by Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures)
On January 26, 2011 over 1,000 athletes, coaches, media, fans and others in the community came out to Benaroya Hall to celebrate the biggest night in Washington sports. A local sports tradition, the 76th Annual Sports Star of the Year, presented by ROOT SPORTS™ was packed with sports luminaries from the past and present.
Special guests included Keith Jackson, Gary Payton, Apolo Ohno, Governor Christine Gregoire, Hope Solo, and many more!
Congratulations to Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC owner Paul Allen on being named Seattle Sports Commission Sports Citizen of the Year, an award to be renamed the Paul Allen Award from now on.