David Ortiz Shines Brightest At Second Annual ‘The Globies’ Sports Award Ceremony

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David Ortiz was the big winner at the second annual The Globies sports award program hosted by The Boston Globe on Monday.

Ortiz was honored in four individual categories — Boston Pride, Red Sox MVP, Best Moment, and Athlete of the Year — and was also part of two sports marketing awards.

At a packed House of Blues, Ortiz and other Boston sports figures were honored for accomplishments over the past 15 months. Two other awards — Lifetime Achievement (Bob Cousy) and Community Hero (Team Impact) — recognized long-term contributions to the sports community.

Ortiz’s “Best Moment” was his 500th home run in September of 2015. The time period for consideration for the 2016 Globies was July 2015 to July 2016.

NESN’s Red Sox play-by-play announcer Dave O’Brien was honored as the “Voice of Boston.”

Two women whose acts of sportsmanship made international headlines received Good Sport Awards: Boston Marathon champion Atsede Bayse giving her trophy to Roberta Gibb in recognition of Gibb becoming the first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1966; and Abbey D’Agostino, the runner from Topsfield who stopped during the women’s 5,000 meters at the 2016 Olympics to assist and encourage a fallen competitor.

NESN will broadcast The Globies on Friday at 8 p.m.

2016 GLOBIES WINNERS
Boston Pride Award: David Ortiz
Lifetime Achievement: Bob Cousy
Community Hero: Team Impact
Good Sport: Atsede Baysa, Boston Marathon champion
Good Sport: Abbey D’Agostino, Olympian
Voice of Boston: Dave O’Brien, NESN Red Sox play-by-play
Athlete of the Year (Presented by Mercedes-Benz): David Ortiz, Red Sox
Best Female Athlete: Kendall Coyne, Northeastern hockey
Top Newcomer (Presented by MGM Springfield): David Price, Red Sox
Unsung Hero (Presented by Zudy): Steven Wright, Red Sox
Top College Athlete: Jimmy Vesey, Harvard hockey
Best Moment: David Ortiz’s 500th home run
Most Stylish: Tom Brady, Patriots
Revolution MVP (Presented by Budweiser): Lee Nguyen
Bruins MVP (Presented by Budweiser): Patrice Bergeron
Celtics MVP (Presented by Budweiser): Isaiah Thomas
Red Sox MVP (Presented by Budweiser): David Ortiz
Patriots MVP (Presented by Budweiser): Tom Brady
Social Media Star: Julian Edelman, Patriots
Best Athlete Endorsement: JetBlue with David Ortiz (David Ortiz vs. Pinatas)
Best Cause Marketing Campaign: John Hancock Boston Marathon (#RunBoston)
Best Experiential Campaign: Putnam Investments (Patriots FanCam)
Best Sports Marketing Campaign: Dunkin’ Brands (Dunkin’ Paradise featuring David Ortiz and Rob Gronkowski)

Thumbnail photo via David Richard/USA TODAY Sports Images

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