Three Commendable Individuals to Be Honored at 21st Anniversary Celebration of Courage Awards

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Tempe Sports Authority Foundation to Host Annual Award Ceremony

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The 2014 Courage Award recipients show the kind determination we all should be so lucky to have when were faced with life’s biggest challenges.

Three remarkable and courageous honorees – Megan Squire, Michael Haynes, and Eric LeGrand, – will be honored at the 21st Anniversary Celebration of the Tempe Sports Authority Foundation’s Courage Awards on Monday, March 10, 2014.

The Tempe Sports Authority Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, established the annual prestigious Courage Awards in 1994 through the volunteer efforts of the board. The award ceremony celebrates exceptional men and women athletes and individuals who triumph over obstacles to rise above physical challenges or overcome significant injury to persevere and achieve their goals. These role models demonstrate heroism in the face of adversity and inspire young people nationwide.

"For 20 years, The Courage Awards have been honoring men and woman whose stories of triumph and determination are universally inspirational. The stories of Megan, Michael and Eric, the 21st Annual Courage Award honorees, are no different. I’m truly honored to be a part of the Courage Award program and humbled to be in the same room with these recipients. When faced with the unpredictability of life, the 2014 Courage Award recipients show the kind determination we all should be so lucky to have when were faced with life’s biggest challenges.” - James E. Neal Jr – president Tempe Sports Authority Foundation.

Proceeds from the sale of sponsorships, event tickets, auction and raffle purchases will benefit many youth-oriented non-profit organizations and provide scholarship opportunities for local students facing their own challenges that make it difficult to attend Arizona colleges.

The evening will include a cocktail reception and silent auction starting at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner, a live auction, and award ceremony filled with moving stories of perseverance and triumph at 7:00 p.m. The special event will take place at Marriott Phoenix Tempe at The Buttes (2000 Westcourt Way) in Tempe, Arizona. Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are available now at or by calling 480.940.8666.

For more information on the Courage Awards and the Tempe Sports Authority Foundation, please visit:

About the Tempe Sports Authority Foundation:

The mission of the Tempe Sports Authority Foundation is to enrich the lives of youth and teens in the Tempe community. The foundation provides scholarship opportunities that recognize the character and courage of individuals who overcome challenges as well as grants to nonprofit organizations in Tempe who offer programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body in our youth.

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