Brady Sports Achievement Awards and Dinner
Indiana Fever legend Tamika Catchings will be the keynote speaker at the 12th Annual Brady Awards Dinner, to be held April 20 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis. Catchings will also be honored with the Brady Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing someone who has made outstanding contributions to Indiana athletics.
Universally regarded as one of the greatest players in WNBA history, Catchings was a member of 12 All-WNBA teams, won four Olympic gold medals, was named the 2011 WNBA Most Valuable Player and led the team to the league championship in 2012.
The ceremony will also include the bestowment of the Brady Comeback Award, honoring a high school or college athlete who has distinguished themselves by overcoming adversity or injury, which includes a $1,000 scholarship; nominations are due Feb. 21.
The awards are named after Dr. Thomas A. Brady, known as “the father of sports medicine in Central Indiana.” He developed many innovative techniques for returning athletes to their sports sooner and more safely. Brady established a walk-in clinic in the basement of Methodist Hospital that grew into Methodist Sports Medicine.
Brady Comeback Award
The 12th Annual Thomas A. Brady, MD Comeback Award honors both male and female student-athletes at the collegiate and high school level from Indiana who have distinguished themselves by overcoming adversity or injury, and returned and excelled beyond expectations in their respective sport(s). Recipients of this award will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
C. Eugene Cato Memorial Scholarship
The Centennial Scholarship program was initiated in 2003-04 as a part of the IHSAA’s centennial celebration. This year, the program has been renamed in tribute to former IHSAA Commissioner C. Eugene Cato, who served from 1983-95. His passion for athletics and his belief in the intrinsic value of athletic competition on the formation of a child’s character enabled him to positively impact generations of young men and women with his well-known “Firm, Fair, and Friendly” approach to caring for others. Cato passed away in October of 2008.
PARKING RECOMMENDATIONS EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL GARAGE
110 W. Washington St., located left after Market St.
Ballroom entrance located on the 7th floor of the garage
($14 – $16 for 3-4 hours)
HYATT REGENCY HOTEL GARAGE
Located on One S. Capitol Ave.
($17 for 3-4 hours)
CIRCLE CENTER MALL GARAGE
Garage entrances located on Washington St.,
Illinois St., Maryland St. and Capitol Ave.
($2 – $4 for 3-5 hours)
The Indiana Roof Ballroom is located in downtown Indianapolis next to the Embassy Suites Hotel and across from the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
The Ballroom’s main entrance is located on Washington
About the Foundation
Methodist Sports Medicine Research and Education Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established to support and enhance the research, medical education, outreach and care undertaken by Methodist Sports Medicine.
Support of the Brady Sports Achievement Awards is tax deductible as allowed by the limits of the law with the exception of the cost of goods and services to attendees and sponsor organizations.Click edit button to change this text.