Tribune-Review: Cellist Yo-Yo Ma receives Fred Rogers award; event raises $1M for center

Renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and 15 Grammy Awards, accepted the Fred Rogers Legacy Award on Friday at St. Vincent College in Unity with high praise.

“This is perhaps the greatest honor I’ve ever received,” he told the 750 attendees gathered in the basilica, as he was bestowed with the inaugural award developed by the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media.

The award is partially meant to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the center that continues the legacy of the Latrobe native and children’s television host through work in early learning and children’s media.

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