Bruce Arena to Receive Spirit of Courage Award

bruce arena robbie rogersThis Thursday LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena will receive the Spirit of Courage Award from California’s Courage Campaign Institute.

Robbie Rogers will be on hand to present Arena with the honor at a ceremony at Los Angeles Union Station. According to the Institute, the honor is “for his actions as the first coach in U.S. major league men’s sports to hire an openly gay athlete, Robbie Rogers, in 2013.”

The Courage Campaign is a progressive non-profit advocacy group focusing on issues in California. Bruce Arena is not the first sports figure to be honored by their educational Institute; the You Can Play Project’s Brian and Patrick Burke were recipients in 2012.

Los Angeles Times, Courage Campaign

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