Hennessy Honors Carmelo Anthony At 10th Annual Hennessy Privilege Awards
Hennessy Recognizes NBA Legend for Charitable Works Achieved through Carmelo
NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2013
NEW YORK, Aug.21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Hennessy continues a
long-standing commitment to recognize those who make a difference in their
communities by presenting the Hennessy Privilege Award to National Basketball
Association Player and two-time Olympic gold medalist Carmelo Anthony.
This year marks the 10^th anniversary of the Hennessy Privilege Awards, the
brand's most prestigious honor. The award represents mastery, strength and
sophistication: ideals embodied by The House of Hennessy. Past recipients of
the Hennessy Privilege Award include Kanye West, Emilio Estefan, Patti La
Belle, George Lopez, Andy Garcia, Spike Lee and Magic Johnson.
"The Hennessy Privilege Award is presented to individuals who echo our passion
and have made extraordinary contributions to society through leadership and
service," said Rodney Williams, Senior Vice President, Hennessy. "We are
honored to present this award to Carmelo Anthony, whose foundation aids
children and families through recreational activities and education-focused
The Hennessy Privilege Award will be presented this evening at an
invitation-only ceremony at New York hotpsot, Griffin. Anthony's achievements
both on and off the court will be highlighted with a friendly roast including
a special toast by former Privilege Award recipient Spike Lee. Anthony's close
friends and family will attend to support this milestone in his career.
"I am truly honored to receive the Hennessy Privilege Award," said Anthony.
"Whether we're building basketball courts or providing food to families in
need, the Carmelo Anthony Foundation's main goal is to give children the
opportunity to enjoy their youth, and I'm excited to raise awareness of the
great work done by the men and women of this organization."
About the Carmelo Anthony Foundation
Anthony established the Carmelo Anthony Foundation (CAF) in 2005 as the
vehicle through which he and his family would give back to the community
through a variety of outreach programs and donations. As a way to raise
awareness and foster innovation around educational and recreational
opportunity needs for children, families and their communities, the Foundation
sponsors special projects and events, while collaborating with other donors,
business leaders, celebrities, athletes and nonprofit organizations.
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and is produced by Jas Hennessy & Co., a subsidiary of LVMH Moet Hennessy
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including Hennessy V.S, Privilege V.S.O.P, Hennessy Black, X.O, Paradis,
Paradis Imperial and Richard Hennessy.
About Hennessy Privilege
Hennessy Privilege blends eaux-de-vie from the four best growing areas of the
Cognac region to create the perfect balance of strength and smoothness.
Hennessy Privilege can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a creative mixed
drink. Hennessy Privilege retails for $50-$60 (750 ml) and is currently
available at fine retailers nationwide.
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