MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami HEAT star LeBron James accepted a prestigious award at the 2014 Reid & Fiorentino Call Of The Game Dinner & Celebrity Golf Classic over the weekend.
Miami HEAT President, Pat Riley, took to the stage to give a moving tribute and introduction to the legendary Miami Dolphins Coach Don Shula, before both Riley and Shula presented James together with The Don Shula Sports Legend Award.
The event celebrates and pays tribute to sporting heroes and community leaders benefiting Lauren’s Kids and Dade Schools Athletic Foundation.
The two-day fundraiser once again attracted some of the region’s biggest names in sports and entertainment while honoring the achievements by some of the today’s most acclaimed community leaders, and marked an unprecedented acceptance by one of the world’s most renowned champions.
Attendees included HEAT coach Erik Spoelstra, owner Micky Arison, Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union, Alonzo Mourning and Tracy Mourning.
This was the first time the Miami HEAT star forward has accepted an award in-person and in South Florida. James was honored for his achievements on the court and for his work in the community with The LeBron James Family Foundation.
James touched on his personal history of being raised by a single mother and the rewards of overseeing his foundation, while also noting the work of Lauren Book and her own foundation, Lauren’s Kids, towards healing the survivors of child sexual abuse.
Lauren’s Kids seeks to end child sexual abuse through education and awareness and help survivors heal through guidance and support.