During the annual Super Bowl party hosted by sports agent Leigh Steinberg Saturday night, the agent and his partner Cosmo DeNicola presented the inaugural Steinberg-DeNicola Awards for Humanitarian Service. The awards are designed to recognize an owner, an executive, a coach, and a player who support their community through service and charitable actions. During the party, a silent auction was held, with the proceeds benefiting the causes for which the winners were being recognized.
The Owners Award was presented to New York Jets owner Woody Johnson for his work to improve the public health system throughout the country. The Coaches Award was presented to St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher for his support to the Wounded Warrior Project. The Players Award recipient was Atlanta Falcons defensive lineman Jonathan Babineaux for the work his foundation has done in helping over 80 local community causes.
The Executives Award was presented to Miami Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey. Hickey regularly assists with Special Olympics programs throughout the Miami-Dade County area, including this summer when Hickey and the Dolphins rookie draft class met with several Special Olympics athletes to coach a flag football event.