Ciara has been tapped to host the fifth annual Sports Humanitarian Awards presented by ESPN. On Wednesday, the songstress took to social media to announce the exciting news.
According to Yahoo Sports, Ciara said, “My family and I have witnessed first-hand the positive impact humanitarian efforts can have locally and globally. I am honored to celebrate athletes who are using their platforms to inspire, motivate and empower.”Ciara will also hit the stage alongside Andy Grammer.
Some of the awards that will be highlighted throughout the night include the “Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award,” and the “Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award.”
According to ESPN, the net proceeds from the event benefit the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund at the V Foundation. So far, $7.5 million has been donated to the community on behalf of the Sports Humanitarian Awards. ESPN will also make a donation on behalf of the winners.
As many of you know, Ciara is the wife of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Back in April, he became the highest paid player in the NFL after he he reached an agreement on a 4-year, $140 million in new money extension.
The 2019 Sports Humanitarian Awards go down on July 9th, the day before the 2019 ESPY Awards.