CHAMPION—Champion Enterprises and Five Starr Corporation CEO Bill Neal welcomes former 3-time World Heavyweight boxing champion Michael Moorer to the Willie Stargell Awards Banquet.
The 37th Annual Willie “Pops’” Stargell Memorial MVP Awards Banquet was hosted and presented by Champion Enterprises and Five Starr Corporation, along with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chuck Sanders Charities.
This year’s event was truly “The Nite of the Champions” as former three-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion and Monessen native Michael Moorer was honored for his great career.
Twenty-five others were honored as some of Western Pittsburgh’s Most Valuable Persons, including Pittsburgh Courier’s own Ulish Carter and Eric Gaines. Others honored included coaches Terry and Harvey Smith, Master Jacquet Bazemore, keyboardist Kevin Howard, AAWU President Calvin Clinton, former Pittsburgh Steeler Wes Lyons and 10 of the area’s top student athletes from various high schools.
The evening was taken to another level by the powerful voice of Yolanda Barber and the spectacular co-hosting of Pittsburgh entrepreneur Kevin Cameron and actress Rita Gregory.
Bill Neal, Five Star Corporation CEO, said, “Special thanks goes out to event co-sponsors Art Hawk and the 3 Lakes Golf Course, Frank B. Fuhrer Co, the Penn Ave. McDonalds, The Savoy Restaurant and Curtis Aiken, The New Pittsburgh Courier, KDKA-TV and of course none of it would have been possible without the Champions executive staff and the many volunteers.”