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Invite Only – SPORTS ILLUSTRATED’S Sportsperson of the Year has been presented annually since the brand’s inception in 1954. The honor is given to the athlete, coach, or team who best represents the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement and inspires others both on and off the field. SI’s Sportsperson of the Year event will present honors in six categories: SI Sportsperson of the Year, SI Muhammad Ali Legacy Award, SI Kids SportsKid of the Year, Rising Star, Performer of the Year and the Hope award. Past SI Sportsperson of the Year recipients have included J.J. Watt, Jose Altuve, LeBron James, Serena Williams, Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, Billie Jean King, Michael Phelps and the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team.