Sports Illustrated to honor Monroe County teen

Posted at 5:20 AM, Dec 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-15 05:20:46-05

A teen from Monroe County will make history tonight in the Big Apple.

Hunter Gandee will be honored as Sports Illustrated's first ever High School Athlete of the Year. 

We introduced you to Hunter earlier this year when he walked 57 miles - carrying his little brother Braden on his back. Braden has cerebral palsy.

The brothers did a similar walk last year to raise awareness.

The SI Award celebrates teens who make a difference beyond the playing field.