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Steve Guback Distinguished Virginian Award

The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors presents the Steve Guback Award to a Distinguished Virginian in recognition of that individual’s philanthropic legacy using sports as a platform in the Commonwealth of Virginia.   This award is named in honor of Steve Guback, VSHF Class of 2005, in recognition of over 70 years of dedicated service in covering sports in the state of Virginia, and beyond.

Past Recipients

2009, E. Claiborne Robins, Jr.

2009 Distinguished Virginian Award recipient, E. Claiborne Robins, Jr.
2009 Distinguished Virginian Award recipient, E. Claiborne Robins, Jr.

2011, G. Robert Aston, Jr.

2011 Distinguished Virginian Award recipient, G. Robert Aston, Jr.
2011 Distinguished Virginian Award recipient, G. Robert Aston, Jr.

2012, Elmon T. Gray

Elmon T. Gray
2012 Distinguished Virginian Award Recipient, Elmon T. Gray (awarded posthumously)

2013, Dr. Frank C. McCue, III

Dr. Frank C. McCue III
2013 Distinguished Virginian Award winner, Dr. Frank McCue III, (awarded posthumously)

2020, Dennis Ellmer

2020 Distinguished Virginian Award recipient, Dennis Ellmer (awarded in 2022)
2020 Distinguished Virginian Award recipient, Dennis Ellmer (awarded in 2022)

About Steve Guback

Steve Guback

Steve Guback spent 75 years covering sports on the local, regional, and national levels for publications in Virginia and Washington D.C. Writing primarily for the Richmond Times Dispatch, and Washington Star, Guback was named Virginia/District of Columbia Sportswriter three times, and served on the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee. A 1989 inductee into the U.S. Basketball Writers Hall of Fame, Guback served as director of information for the President Ronald Reagan’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Guback’s legacy lives on through the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame’s, Steve Guback Distinguished Virginian Award.

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