Phillies manager, Charlie Manuel, and GM, Ruben Amaro anchored the Phillies management representation at the event which is one of the oldest of it's kind in America. The foundation banquet started in 1904, and it's a rare opportunity for even fans to take part in a dinner with their favorite local sports stars. The event is open to the public, though it is mostly attended by members of the media.
Roy Halladay, receives the 'Athlete Of The Year Award', he appeared with Shane Victorino, who was there promoting his foundation called the Shane Victorino Foundation, which helps underprivileged youngsters in Hawaii and Philadelphia.
Here's the lineup of awards from the PSW's website:
“‘I’ll drink to that,’ a colleague shouted, and before long the idea developed into a plan. The sports writers of the Philadelphia area and their ‘most loyal fans in the country’ have been drinking together ever since.”
“there were 10 daily newspapers in Philadelphia in 1903, selling for a penny a copy. Competition was stiff.”