The purpose of the event is to honor exceptional men and women who inspire young people nationwide. These prestigious awards are given to outstanding men and women in sports who have overcome challenges and hardship. The Courage Awards is an evening filled with inspiring stories of courage. During the evening you will enjoy dinner, a live auction, and more, an evening the entire family will enjoy. The 2017 Courage Awards will be emceed by Daron Sutton. Sutton is the former television play-by-play voice of Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona State Sun Devils men's basketball. Sutton also served for five years as the television voice of the Milwaukee Brewers, and he was one of the radio voices of the then-Anaheim Angels.
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.