Sports Illustrated Awards Get Scottsdale Sponsor for Key Award Categories Tonight

The Alkaline Water Company Inc., the country’s largest independent alkaline water company and the “Clean Beverage” company, is pleased to be a sponsor for The Sports Illustrated Awards Presented by Pepsi Stronger Together, tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Alkaline88 is the exclusive bottled water for the event and is sponsoring two key awards—the Smooth Play of the Year presented by Shaquille O’Neal and the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award which will be presented to tennis legend Billie Jean King.

“We have a strong partnership with ABG Entertainment, and we’re thrilled to continue building more synergies,” said Tom Hutchison, Chief Marketing Officer of The Alkaline Water Company. “Sports Illustrated is a storied brand, and we’re excited to watch our Brand Ambassador Shaquille O’Neal present the Smooth Play of the Year award. The Alkaline Water Company wishes the best of luck to the athletes and hopes that all the VIPs and influencers in attendance enjoy their Deliciously Smooth™ Alkaline88.”

The 2021 Sports Illustrated Awards event will be hosted by DJ Khaled and Cari Champion and broadcast in front of a live audience from Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The awards show will stream live on official Sports Illustrated social channels–Facebook, Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, and TikTok–, via LiveXLive, and on In addition to recognizing the notable athletes, teams, and sports moments of the past year, the highlight of the evening will be the live reveal of the 2021 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year.

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