About the Awards

Sports Faith International is a Chicago-based initiative dedicated to inspiring and transforming our culture through the world of sports.
It utilizes the best of new and traditional media to feature and encourage the powerful personal testimonies
of outstanding athletes at all levels, who are living out their faith on and off the field.
Each year, the Sports Faith Hall of Fame inducts outstanding Athletes, Coaches, and Teams who are exemplary role models.
Sports Faith International is an initiative of BVM Helping Hands

Fr. Smyth Award

Sports Faith International was so impressed with the accomplishments of Father Smyth, whose life bears testimony to the world-changing power of combining the virtues and influence of sport with mountain-moving faith, an award, was named in his honor.

Known as the Fr. John P. Smyth Award, it is awarded annually to an outstanding Catholic athlete or coach pursuing a religious vocation.

Virtue of St. Paul Award

All- Star Catholic High School – Team of the Year

Professional of the Year

Sports Faith International Collegiate Team of the Year