Vanessa Bryant To Receive Honor For Her Leadership In Sports

Feb 1, 2022, 11:55 AM
vanessa bryant...
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 13: Honoree Vanessa Bryant accepts the Baby2Baby Giving Tree Award onstage during the Baby2Baby 10-Year Gala presented by Paul Mitchell on November 13, 2021 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)
(Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vanessa Bryant will be recognized as one of the leading women in sports at an event during Super Bowl week.

Bryant is the widow of Kobe Bryant and will be honored at the Sports Power Brunch: Celebrating the Most Powerful Women in Sports on Feb. 8 in Beverly Hills, California.

She will receive the “Be Your Own Champion Award” for her leadership through the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation.

The organization was founded to create a positive impact for underserved athletes in honor of her husband Kobe and daughter Gianna “Gigi” Bryant. They died in the helicopter crash that also killed seven others in 2020.


Brett Yormark, Big 12, Big 12 Conference...
Mitch Harper

Big 12 Will Reportedly Hire Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Exec For Next Commissioner

The Big 12 reportedly has its next commissioner, and he has a unique background that's not tied to college sports.
1 day ago
Brian Preece

Bees Looking To Get Hot As They Head Into Dog Days Of Summer

After finishing May in first place and winners of six of 10 to close the month, the Salt Lake Bees have fallen flat so far in June.
1 day ago
Noah Waterman, BYU Basketball, Transfer Portal...
Mitch Harper

BYU Basketball Lands Big Man Noah Waterman From Portal

BYU picks up a 6-foot-11 big man who can stretch the floor.
1 day ago
Michelle Bodkin

Utes Turn Out For Ron McBride’s ‘I Love You Man’ Golf Tournament

Monday's 'I Love You Man' golf tournament was not only a prime example of the love McBride has for Utah, but the love Utah has right back for him.
1 day ago
Ben Anderson

Utah Jazz Coaching Candidate: Will Hardy

Though the Jazz haven't officially narrowed their coaching candidate list, Celtics assistant Will Hardy is gaining momentum in the search. 
1 day ago
Isaiah Herron, BYU Football, Cornerback, Arizona...
Mitch Harper

BYU DB Isaiah Herron Announces Retirement From Football

Former cornerback started in 10 games during his four years with the BYU football program.
1 day ago
Vanessa Bryant To Receive Honor For Her Leadership In Sports