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Rod Dedeaux Foundation
USA Baseball has honored the top amateur baseball player in the nation with the Golden Spikes Award since 1978 and has partnered with the Rod Dedeaux Foundation since 2013 to host the annual award ceremony at its Rod Dedeaux Foundation Award Dinner in downtown Los Angeles. The Rod Dedeaux Foundation was formed to honor legendary University of Southern California and U.S. Olympic baseball manager Rod Dedeaux by supporting youth baseball and softball programs in underserved areas. Through the efforts of the foundation and proceeds from its award dinner, over 20,000 at-risk youth receive renovated fields and facilities, necessary equipment to play, a sanctuary from challenging environments and a support system specifically designed to build character and academic achievement.Learn more
Since 2014, the Golden Spikes Award has been presented live on ESPN's flagship program, "SportsCenter." ESPN, Inc., The Worldwide Leader in Sports, is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities. Sports media assets include ESPN on ABC, six domestic cable television networks (ESPN, launched in 1979; ESPN2; ESPN Classic; ESPNEWS; ESPN Deportes; ESPNU), ESPN HD and ESPN2 HD (high-definition simulcast services of ESPN and ESPN2, respectively), ESPN Regional Television, ESPN International (31 international networks and syndication), ESPN Radio, ESPN.com, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Enterprises, ESPN Zones (sports-themed restaurants licensed by ESPN), and other growing new businesses including ESPN360.com (Broadband), ESPN Mobile Properties (wireless), ESPN On Demand, ESPN Interactive and ESPN PPV. Based in Bristol, Ct., ESPN is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc., which is an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. The Hearst Corporation holds a 20 percent interest in ESPN.Learn more