Dick Enberg to be honored with the Eugene L. Scott Award at the 2011 Legends Ball
In his 50-year career, thirteen-time Emmy Award winning sportscaster Dick Enberg has called everything from all four Grand Slam tennis tournaments to NCAA basketball, NBA, NFL, MLB and PGA TOUR events. Enberg brought vivid impressions of the biggest events in sports to living rooms across the nation. He has been the voice of Super Bowls, The Masters, The PGA Championship, and all four tennis Grand Slams. In 1989, Enberg was named Tennis Play-by-Play Man of the Year by TENNIS Magazine. Enberg retired from Grand Slam tournaments this year, after more than two decades of broadcasting the world's most exciting tennis events. In September, Enberg will deliver his final US Open on CBS.
The International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino, site of the first U.S. National Championships in 1881, was founded by tennis innovator James Van Alan in 1954 as "a shrine to the ideals of the game." The International Tennis Hall of Fame was officially sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association in 1954 and was recognized by the International Tennis Federation in 1986. Over the last ten years, the Hall of Fame complex and Museum have been restored to their original splendor with the 1997 completion of a five year, $7.5 million renovation and endowment project.
THE INTERNATIONAL TENNIS HALL OF FAME MUSEUM
Built in 1880 by the firm of McKim, Mead and White, the Museum's galleries chronicle the rich history of tennis through interactive exhibits, dynamic videos, and popular memorabilia from historic champions and the superstars of today. Dramatically set in the original club rooms of the Casino, visitors of all ages delight in Stanford White's architectural detail as well as the state-of-the-art gallery experience. In Enshrinee hall, plaques commemorate the great players, coaches, administrators and writers that have been inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
The International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supported through contributions from private individuals and corporations in conjunction with membership support.