2007 - Chick Hearn Night
The Los Angeles Lakers celebrated the 4th Annual Chick Hearn Night on Sunday, November 26th, the day before what would have been the legendary Hall of Fame sports broadcaster’s 90th birthday, by giving away a one-of-a-kind gift to fans, acknowledging two scholarship recipients at halftime, and holding a book drive in Chick’s memory.
Last year, Marge Hearn announced a campaign to expand the scholarship to benefit two students annually. Thanks to a major gift from Marge, and hundreds of fans who have contributed, the scholarship fund now totals more than $200,000. At halftime, Marge, her granddaughter, Shannon Hearn, and USC Journalism Professor Dan Birman proudly presented the 2006 Chick Hearn Memorial Scholarship Award to Casey Conlon and James Koh.
Lastly, the Lakers held their annual book drive on Chick Hearn Night, and collected almost 800 children’s books in Chick’s memory. The books will be donated to Lakers Reading and Learning Centers created throughout the city of Los Angeles. To date, seven Centers have been created in Los Angeles and one in Honolulu, HI where the team holds training camp every two years. The Lakers would like to thank their fans for their continued support of Los Angeles youth and literacy!
If you would like to donate to the Chick Hearn Memorial Scholarship, please mail your contribution to:
USC Annenberg Chick Hearn Fund
USC Annenberg School for Communication
3502 Watt Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089 -0281