Join The Canton Repository as we celebrate and honor the accomplishments of the 2018-2019 All-Star high school student athletes at the annual Best of Stark Preps Awards. The Best of Stark Preps awards banquet is the Repository's way of saying thank you to the thousands of outstanding high school athletes, coaches, and fans who allow us to share their stories, performances and passions. Sponsored by Aultman, Huntington Bank, Kent State Stark University, Jerzees, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the event honors the top performers in 15 sports. Awards will be presented to the Outstanding Player of the Year in each sport, as well as Male Athlete of the Year, Female Athlete of the Year, and Coach of the Year. Best of Stark Preps athletes are invited to attend for free and the event is open to family, friends and the general public.
We are proud to welcome one of the best all-time running backs in the NFL, Jerome Bettis, as our featured special guest. The Pro Football Hall of Famer will be live at the 2019 Best of Stark Preps for a question and answer session about his career and lessons he has learned during his years in the NFL.
Doors open at 6:00pm. Event starts at 6:30pm. General admission tickets may be purchased for $50. General admission ticket includes dinner, awards ceremony, and presentation by a special guest speaker. General admission seating is first come, first served in proximity to speaker. Seating is limited and event is likely to sell out. Best of Stark Preps athletes will receive a invitation with instructions for claiming your free ticket.
Best of Stark Preps is presented by The Canton Repository in partnership with Aultman, Huntington Bank, Kent State Stark University, Jerzees, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Thank you sponsors for allowing us to bring this event to our community.