Dick Enberg Honored at LA Sports & Entertainment Commission's 7th Annual Golf Classic

LOS ANGELES--()--May 23, 2006--Dick Enberg, one of the most honored and respected of all sports broadcasters, was honored by the LA Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC) at its 7th Annual Golf Classic at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades on Monday, May 15, 2006.

Enberg, whose trademark call of "Oh My!" has thrilled several generations of sports fans, was presented with the prestigious LASEC Sports & Entertainment Ambassador Award of Excellence in honor of his many accomplishments in sports and in the community. He received his LASEC award and proclamation from the City during the reception and dinner festivities following the completion of the golf tournament.

According to LASEC President Kathy Schloessman, "It was an honor to have Dick there to accept the award. This award was established to recognize and honor the individual who best exemplifies the highest qualities of outstanding achievement in his or her field and, through this work, projects a positive image for the City of Los Angeles. Dick is a tremendous inspiration to so many people and a wonderful ambassador for the City of Los Angeles. "

An Emmy winning sportscaster, writer and producer, Enberg's broadcasting career has spanned over 40 years. Enberg has long been known as one of the most versatile and popular play-by-play announcers in the business. Several generations of Southern Californians grew up to his play-by-play calls when he served as the voice of the Los Angeles Rams, the then-California Angels and UCLA. He then went on to become NBC's top play-by-play announcer and has taken on assignments including the Olympic Games; college and NBA basketball; golf, including the U.S. Open, The PGA Championship and The Masters; tennis, including Wimbledon and the French Open; horse racing, including The Breeders' Cup; heavyweight boxing and baseball. During his illustrious career, Enberg has also been one of the all-time best NFL and college football play-by-play announcers. His football body of work has included eight Super Bowls and nine Rose Bowl games. In 1973 Enberg became the first U.S. sportscaster to visit the People's Republic of China.

Currently with CBS, having switched from NBC in 2000, Enberg now calls CBS NFL and college basketball games, along with the U.S. Open tennis tournament. He also contributes to coverage of The Masters and PGA Championship golf.

LASEC is a private, nonprofit organization and an affiliate of LA INC. The Convention and Visitors Bureau. LASEC is the official organization for the City of Los Angeles to seek, host, promote and retain major sporting and entertainment events that positively impact the local economy by attracting visitors to the city, giving them a reason to stay longer and return more frequently.

Contacts

LASEC
Kathy Schloessman, 213-236-2381

Dick Enberg accepts the prestigious LASEC Sports & Entertainment Ambassador Award of Excellence from LA Sports & Entertainment Commission president Kathryn Schloessman. The award was presented at LASEC's Golf Classic at The Riviera Country Club on May 15, 2006. (Photo: Business Wire)

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LASEC
Kathy Schloessman, 213-236-2381