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Smoltz wins Branch Rickey Award

Updated: September 25, 2007, 1:58 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Atlanta Braves ace John Smoltz will be awarded the 2007 Branch Rickey Award for humanitarian service in November.

The award, created by the Denver Rotary Club in 1991, honors individuals in baseball who contribute to their communities and are strong role models for young people.

For 14 years, Smoltz has co-hosted the Braves' annual Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament, raising more than $1 million for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

His annual John Smoltz Baseball ...

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