Capel Receives GIBSON Award in Sports

PITTSBURGH – University of Pittsburgh head coach Jeff Capel was among 10 recipients of awards announced by The Josh Gibson Foundation at a luncheon at PNC Park’s Homeplate Club Friday, Aug. 5.

The luncheon, emceed by WTAE-TV Anchor & Sports Director Andrew Stockey, was part of a three-day series of events celebrating the 50th anniversary of Josh Gibson being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY The Foundation presented their Golden Anniversary Awards, GIBSON Awards, and college scholarship at the luncheon. The award winners were:

The GIBSON Awards honor people in the Pittsburgh community who have made a difference in the categories of government, civil service, business, sports, community service and education.

  • Josh Gibson Golden Anniversary Awards
  • GIBSON Awards
  • Josh Gibson Foundation Scholarship
    • Calise Johnson, McKeesport High School Class of 2022, who will be attending the University of Akron

Other events which were part of the three-day celebration were:

About the Josh Gibson Foundation

The Josh Gibson Foundation believes in the endless possibilities for potential in today’s youth. By providing academic and athletic programs that foster leadership and scholarship, the skills necessary for tomorrow’s successes are created today.? Our goal is to carry on the legacy of greatness and accomplishment embodied by Josh Gibson, by developing programs that help children of every level of ability reach their potential, and to create opportunities that set The Josh Gibson Foundation apart from other organizations and provides value for our communities. To learn more, please visit

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