Albert Pujols was the recipient of the "Hope Award"
Of the event, Pujols offers the following insight "I know a lot of people were thinking it was going to be a political thing or something like that. What I heard was ... everybody praising God for the amazing things done in their life, family and the soldiers,"
The Hope Award was an honor that recognizes Pujols' charity work. Tony LaRussa, the Cardinals' manager, presented him with the award.
Albert Pujols was joined by other guests such as Sarah Palin and Alveda King at the event. It's been controversial, but all in all the whole ordeal appears to have been a success.
Below is a video of Pujols getting his award.