Congratulations to Villanova Coach Jay Wright, Notre Dame Coach Muffet McGraw and the late Dr. Solly Walker on receiving the Joe Lapchick Character Award. attend this years event

Joe Lapchick Character Award

September 21, 2018

The Yale Club of New York City | 50 Vanderbilt Ave | New York, NY 10017

Award Ceremonies

The Yale Club of New York City
50 Vanderbilt Avenue
New York, NY 10017

1:00 pm

Doors Open at 12:00pm


This Event is Sold Out

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Our Mission

To celebrate what is good in the game of basketball by honoring those who have demonstrated honorable character throughout their careers much like the legendary Coach Joe Lapchick.

Values of a Character Award

Qualities of the legendary Coach Lapchick

Commitment to Excellence

Demands the best from all individuals to ensure team success


Leads a career of honesty, loyalty and moral principles


Fuels the passions in individuals to allow them to excel


Effectively Communicates their vision to create believers


An individual who is larger than life in the eyes of all those who knew them


To strength to stand up for what is right and in the best interest of others


Respected by those who know them for their consistent honest behavior


Demonstrates a contagious ability to be confident that goals will be met

Character Award Recipients