"Best of Preps" High School Sports Awards Banquet

May 18, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
The Classic Center, Athens, GA
Event Summary

The “Best of Preps” High School Sports Awards Banquet honors student-athletes from 17 public and private schools in 19 different sports for their hard work and accomplishments on and off the playing field. 


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Event Details

OnlineAthens/Athens Banner-Herald knows the importance of local high school sports. We have a long standing tradition of recognizing student-athletes across our community through daily coverage of their performance, dedication and achievements throughout the school year in both our print and digital products. The "Best of Preps" High School Sports Awards Banquet provides a unique opportunity to celebrate these high school student-athletes for their hard work on and off the playing field.

Dr. Carla Williams, a four-year letterwinner for the Georgia Lady Bulldog basketball team and Deputy Director of  Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator for the UGA Athlete Association will deliver the keynote speech.

  In addition, we recognize the outstanding Athens area youth that make up the Jackson EMC All Area Team. The      Jackson EMC All Area Team is made up of the top athletes in each of the 19 different high school sports in These    students come from all public and private schools in Clarke, Oconee, Barrow, Jackson, Madison and Oglethorpe    counties.


One outstanding male and female athlete from this All Area Team will be named The Piedmont Athens Regional "Athlete of the Year”.


Other awards presented at the banquet include:

The Pilgrim's Pride "Academic Athlete of the Year” (male and female)

The OnlineAthens “Coach of the Year”

The Akins Arena's “Most Versatile Athlete of the Year”

"Comeback Player of the Year”

The Nakanishi "Unsung Hero of the Year"

"Community LEADer of the Year Award"

 The MVP School of Sports "Freshman of the Year."


To see a full list of fall sports nominees click here. To see a full list of winter sports nominees click here


Tickets are $40 and include dinner, photo opportunity, and program. Please use the click here for ticket button above to reserve your seat today. 


If you would like more information on nominating an outstanding high school athlete, becoming a sponsor, or more information on tickets please contact our Director of Marketing, Tina Laseter, at 706-208-2318 or email tina.laseter@onlineathens.com.  

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The Classic Center
300 North Thomas Street
Athens, GA, 30601

May 18, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
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