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Britain's iconic football player, David Beckham was awarded at the 27th annual Sports Spectacular gala in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 20th.
He was honored not only for his athletic status, but also for his effort to combat genetic birth defects.
In the audience were Beckham's wife Victoria, and their three sons. Beckham calmly received his award.
[David Beckham, Britain's iconic football player]:
"I kick a football around. Some guys throw a ball around, some guys hit a ball some guys bounce a ball. But it's nothing compared to what you guys do. The amount of money that you've raised over many years is truly incredible and for that you should be congratulated."
In previous years, the Cedars-Sinai Medical Genetics Institute fundraiser raised more than $21 million.