The Calvin E. Ramsey Awards will honor the city’s contributors to the game based on four key attributes personified by Mr. Ramsey.

  • Excellence
  • Perseverance
  • Dignity
  • Contribution to the Community

A panel of experts will select winners in the following categories. All winners must have some connection to New York:

  • Current NBA Player
  • NBA legend
  • College Basketball (Player or Coach)
  • Community
  • Media
  • Contributor

The Calvin E. Ramsey Awards at The Basket Ball The Basket Ball is a fundraising dinner at which the Calvin E. Ramsey Awards will be presented. The event will be held on October 11th, 2017 at Clyde Frazier’s in NYC and will be hosted by New York sportscaster Kenny Albert. In addition to the program recognizing Mr. Ramsey and the honorees, the event will feature the auction of 20 basketballs signed and/or decorated by celebrities from the worlds of basketball, other sports, entertainment, politics, and media. There will also be a silent auction featuring sports memorabilia and other items in many price ranges. Proceeds will be donated to Harlem Cultural Archives’ Cal Ramsey Scholarship Fund