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Pat Summerall To Receive Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award At WFUV 90.7 FM Spring Gala
Broadcast Legend to be honored; Los Lobos Named WFUV’s “Artist of the Year,” to Perform at Fundraiser; Tom Brokaw to receive Charles Osgood Lifetime Achievement Award in Broadcast Journalism
The benefit in support of New York’s “Rock and Roots” public radio station, licensed to Fordham University, will be held at Three Sixtyo in Tribeca in New York City. For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, please visit www.wfuv.org/
Summerall is a member of the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame. His broadcast career spanned six decades, most notably on CBS and FOX, where he painted the word picture for National Football League games while teaming with John Madden as an unequaled combination. Summerall played 10 years in the NFL as a placekicker and tight end, including four years with the New York Giants.
“As a former professional player and a fine athlete in his own right Pat Summerall
understood what it meant to play competitively,”
"I am very honored,” said Summerall. “I've been an admirer of Vin Scully for a long time, and always thought he was outstanding at his craft. I am truly honored."
The iconic Scully, in his sixth decade at the Voice of the Dodgers dating back to their days in Brooklyn, set a standard of play-by-play excellence in sports broadcasting followed by fellow WFUV alum including Mike Breen (Knicks), Michael Kay (Yankees), Bob Papa (Giants), Chris Carrino (Nets), Spero Dedes (Lakers) and Charlie Slowes (Nationals).
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Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 14,700 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools.