The Texas Program in Sports and Media (TPSM) will host the inaugural awards dinner for the Dan Jenkins Medal for Excellence in Sportswriting at 6:30 pm on October 13, 2017 at The Pecan Room in Dallas. A VIP reception will precede the dinner at 5 pm. Mr. Jenkins will attend the event and present the medal to the two inaugural winners. The dinner is fully subscribed, but we’re keeping a wait list for possible seat purchases. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be included.
The Dan Jenkins Medal for Excellence in Sportswriting includes two awards, one for best sportswriting of the previous year and another for career achievement in sportswriting. Winners of both awards will be announced and presented at the dinner. A jury of distinguished sportswriters, co-chaired by Dan’s daughter Sally Jenkins and author Michael MacCambridge, voted on the winners. Earlier this spring, the jury announced 13 writers on the short list for the best sportswriting of the previous year..
In addition to the presentation of the inaugural Jenkins Medals, the evening will also include the debut of a short film on Mr. Jenkins’ career.