The 6th Annual Shadow League Awards Held on Thursday, October 10, 2019

Judith Davis
Oct 12, 2019 · 3 min read
Eboni K. Williams, Co-Host Of ‘State Of The Culture hosts the Shadow League Awards. — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill

The Shadow League (TSL), the premier online destination for sports coverage with a cultural perspective, hosted its 6th Annual Shadow League Awards, presented by AT&T Humanity of Connection, on Thursday, October 10th at The Edison Ballroom Rooftop, located at 221 W.46th Street New York, NY, from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm.

Yussuf Khan, GM & SVP National Ad Sales at The Shadow League — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill

Each year, TSL honors men and women of color who are trailblazers in the world of sports. This year’s honorees included legendary Georgetown University Men’s Basketball Coach John Thompson, UCONN Legend and WNBA Star Tina Charles, ESPN Analyst Maria Taylor and Pepsi Head of Basketball Marketing, Charece Williams-Gee.

UCONN Legend and WNBA Star Tina Charles, ESPN Analyst Maria Taylor, Host Eboni Williams, and Pepsi Head of Basketball Marketing, Charece Williams-Gee— Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill

In an industry where one often associates the success of a sport and/or a specific franchise with the athletes who play, there are often a number of individuals who contribute to that success who are overlooked.

Yussuf Khan and Eboni Williams have dinner with guests and colleague before the awards ceremony — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill

The Shadow League Awards were designed to celebrate individuals in sports who excel both on and off the field of play. This year the committee wanted to focus on honoring attendees that had an impact across more than one league, generation or discipline.

Yussuf Khan, GM & SVP National Ad Sales at The Shadow League — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill

This year, TSL has partnered with NBA and MLB. Over the years, TSL has been able to tell stories around both leagues, their players and their various activities in a unique and original way, enabling them to both engage with new audiences and tell stories that would otherwise be overlooked or untold.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz speaks at The Shadow League Awards event — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill

“We’re excited to celebrate the achievements and careers of another great group of honorees,” said Shadow League GM and SVP, Yussuf Khan.

Tina Charles accepts her award at the The Shadow League Awards event — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill

“This year we’re thrilled to introduce a legacy award to honor an individual whose long standing success and contributions continue to make an impact in sports and in the community. In addition, we have an amazing opportunity to partner with the NBA and MLB. By partnering with them on the Awards, we can feature some of the great things that they’re doing that many fans don’t know or read about, and we can do it in an intimate way that resonates with the influencers and decision makers who attend the Awards.”

Maria Taylor accepts her award at the The Shadow League Awards event — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill

The Shadow League is a six-year old multi-media sports company that focuses on the intersection of sports, race and culture. Derived from the Negro Leagues in baseball, the platform educates and informs audiences through the lens of culture.

Charece Williams-Gee accepts her award at the The Shadow League Awards event — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill

Founded and developed by media entrepreneur Keith Clinkscales, TSL is owned by Shadow League Digital, a multi-platform content creation company.

Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill

Visit The Shadow League website. Also, stay in touch via social media, on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill

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