The Patrick Mannelly Award
The 5th Annual Patrick Mannelly Award dinner will take place on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at Bernie’s Book Bank. Tickets to attend are $175, benefitting Bernie’s Book Bank, and are available using the link below.
The event will begin at 6 pm. Guests will enjoy dinner, a panel conversation led by David Kaplan and Chicago Bears Brian Urlacher plus the winner of the 2023 Patrick Mannelly Award will be announced! The event will also be streamed live on the Patrick Mannelly Award Facebook page and on the Bernie’s Book Bank Youtube channel.
The 2022 Patrick Mannelly Award Dinner took place on December 10, 2022 and is available to view online here. Patrick Mannelly and the award founders recognized three finalists and announced the winner of this coveted award. In addition to celebrating the winner, guests enjoyed dinner, drinks and a panel conversation led by David Kaplan featuring Chicago sports legends, including Lance Briggs and Frank Thomas.
Building on the success of the streamed 2020 Patrick Mannelly Award, the 2021 event was both in-person and streamed. Our three finalists included Cal Adomitis- University of Pittsburgh Damon Johnson -University of Southern California Alex Ward-(University of Central Florida. The award founders recognized these three finalists and announced the winner of this coveted award- Cal Adomitis! In addition to celebrating the winner, guests enjoyed a panel discussion featuring Chicago sports legends Lance Briggs (Chicago Bears alumnus) and Sarah Woldmoe (Chicago Red Stars starter) in conversation with David Kaplan from ESPN Chicago/NBC Sports Chicago.
2020 Virtual Award Show
Due to the pandemic The 2020 Patrick Mannelly Award was held as a virtual event! The night was one that we won’t ever forget. We had incredible insight from the founders Chris Rubio, Kevin Gold and Patrick Mannelly. We got to be introduced to the 2020 finalist Thomas Fletcher, Alabama, Damon Johnson, USC and Ryan Langan, Georgia Southern. The night went on and we heard from Bearnie’s Book Bank CEO Darrin Utynek, who told us all about Bernie’s Book Bank! The night went on and we heard from NBC Chicago Sports David Kaplan and heard all about the Walk For Unity!
At the end of the night we were able to hear who was the winner of the 2020 Patrick Mannelly Award! The winner was…Thomas Fletcher, Alabama!