Measuring up to Larry Legend

October 1, 2008
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larrybirdLarry Bird has long been a measuring stick for Hoosier high school hoops hopefuls. Today,  the Indiana Pacers, in conjunction with the National Federation of State High School Associations, the Indiana High School Athletic Association and Dick’s Sporting Goods will make that measuring mark official by unveiling the Larry Bird Character Award.

Award winners are determined by criteria that are representative of the qualities of the NBA Hall of Famer from French Lick, including academic excellence, character, sportsmanship and community service, Pacers officials said. Nominees must be high school seniors and a member of their boys or girls high school varsity basketball team.

Nominations for the 2008-09 season will be accepted through Jan. 31, 2009.  Nomination forms may be obtained online at Pacers.com, www.nfhs.org or www.ihsaa.org; or by visiting any Indianapolis Dick’s Sporting Goods locations. All nominations must be submitted via mail to: Indiana Pacers, Attn: Larry Bird Character Award, 125 S. Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46204.

Awards will be given to 10 finalists; five boys and five girls.  The top male and top female will receive a Larry Bird Character Award trophy and a $1,000 scholarship from Dick’s Sporting Goods to an accredited college of their choice.
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  • Just $1,000? I graduated from college a year ago, and that grand may have covered the cost of my books for a year. It just seems like $10,000 might have been a better number.

    Why not give a full ride to a student considering sports marketing . . . no doubt they could do better than the Pacers' front office.
  • Touche!!! Adam, Touche!!!
  • I could afford to give out a $1,000 dollar scholarship and I know I don't have 1/100th of that Larry Bird money...
  • Well, you know what they say about a gift horse.
  • True true, but it just seems like if they are going to go through all that trouble the reward should be greater. But still better than nothing.
  • It probably means that Dick's gave them $10,000 and said we'll cover this for ten years.

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