Vanessa Bryant to receive honor for her leadership in sports
LOS ANGELES - Vanessa Bryant will be recognized as one of the leading women in sports at an event during Super Bowl week.
Bryant –- the widow of Kobe Bryant — will be honored at the third annual Sports Power Brunch: Celebrating the Most Powerful Women in Sports on Feb. 8 in Beverly Hills, California.
She will receive the "Be Your Own Champion Award" for her leadership through the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation, the Sports Power Brunch organization said in a statement Tuesday.
Get your top stories delivered daily! Sign up for FOX 11’s Fast 5 newsletter. And, get breaking news alerts in the FOX 11 News app. Download for iOS or Android.
The organization was founded to create a positive impact for underserved child athletes, in honor of her husband Kobe and daughter Gianna "Gigi" Bryant, who died in the helicopter crash that also killed seven others in 2020.
Just last week, a statue of Kobe and Gianna Bryant appeared at the site of the helicopter crash that killed the NBA legend and his daughter on the two-year anniversary of their untimely deaths.
- Kobe, Gianna Bryant statue placed at site of helicopter crash on 2-year anniversary of deaths
- Murals for Mamba: Kobe Bryant’s legacy honored through art
- Remembering Kobe Bryant: How the Lakers legend embraced being a girl dad
- Dear Kobe: Morgan Freeman narrates FOX 11's tribute to the late Lakers legend
Other women in sports honorees include Los Angeles Sparks senior vice president Natalie White, EAG Sports management CEO Denise White and Terri Hines, executive vice president of communications at FOX Sports.
Tune in to FOX 11 Los Angeles for the latest Southern California news.