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09-11-2007, 11:00 AM
Hunt's memory alive at DASA banquet


Video tribute planned for Dallas legend at awards ceremony
12:01 AM CDT on Tuesday, September 11, 2007

By CHUCK CARLTON / The Dallas Morning News

Memories of the late Dallas sports icon Lamar Hunt will be a key part of tonight's 42nd Annual All Sports Banquet in the Fairmont Hotel.

Hunt, whose interests included everything from the NFL to soccer and tennis, was a longtime supporter of the Dallas All Sports Association. One of his last public appearances came at the 2006 banquet.

A special video tribute is planned for Hunt. Dick Vermeil, who coached Hunt's Kansas City Chiefs from 2001 to 2005, will receive the Lamar Hunt Award.

Longtime Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, who won two World Series and four National League pennants, will receive the Legends Award.

Former Cowboys Ron Springs and Everson Walls will receive the Courage Award. Walls donated a kidney six months ago to Springs, his one-time teammate. The two have since formed a foundation to raise awareness of kidney disease.

Other awards include:

Field Scovell Award (achievement, character and community service): Bobby Bragan

Tom Landry Coach of the Year: Tony Dungy

Pat Summerall Award (excellence in sports journalism/broadcasting): James Brown

Emmitt Smith End Zone Award (pursuit of athletic perfection): Darren Woodson

Big D Award (athlete who enriches local sports by character and achievements): Dirk Nowitzki

A very limited number of tickets remain at $150 per ticket or $1,500 per table. The banquet begins with a celebrity VIP reception at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner at 7.