Event Date & Time

Friday, June 8, 2018
6:00pm

Event Location

Fort Smith Convention Center
800 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901
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About Best of River Valley Preps


Join the Times Record as we celebrate and honor the accomplishments of the 2017-2018 All-Star high school student athletes at the second annual Best of River Valley Preps Awards. The Best of River Valley Preps awards banquet is the Times Record's way of joining the community to honor thousands of outstanding high school athletes, coaches and fans who allow us to share their stories, performances and passions. Presented by the Times Record and sponsored by leaders in business, the event honors the top performers across 15 sports from Sebastian, Logan, Crawford and Scott Counties in Arkansas and Le Flore and Sequoyah Counties in Oklahoma. 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. There will also be awards for athletes in each of the 15 sports. Best of River Valley 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 Los Angeles Chargers Tight End and former Razorback, Hunter Henry as our featured special guest. Hunter will be live in Fort Smith for a question and answer session about lessons he's learned and memories he's made during his career.

Doors open at 6:00pm. Event starts at 6:30pm. General admission tickets may be purchased for $60. General admission ticket includes dinner, awards ceremony, and presentation by Hunter Henry. General admission seating is first come, first served in proximity to speaker. Seating is limited. Ticket on sale now. Best of River Valley Preps athletes will receive a invitation with instructions for claiming your free ticket.

Best of River Valley Preps is presented by the Times Record and sponsored by Arvest Bank, Shopper Value Foods and Taco Bell. Thank you sponsors for allowing us to bring this event to our community.




Special Guest

Hunter Henry

Los Angeles Chargers Tight End and former Razorback
Hunter Henry is a tight end for the Los Angeles Chargers. He played college football at Arkansas, where he was a consensus All-American and won the John Mackey Award as the top tight end in the nation. He was selected by San Diego in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft with the 35th overall pick.
Hunter was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. In Summer 2000, his family moved to the Atlanta area for his father's job. Henry moved back to Little Rock for his Freshman Year of High School where he attended Pulaski Academy in Little Rock for four years. As a freshman, Henry spent time playing offensive tackle, wide receiver, and defensive end for the football team. He would not play tight end during his high school career, due to the fact that Pulaski Academy's Spread Offense scheme did not feature the tight end position. Henry started his sophomore, junior, and senior year, winning a state championship with the Bruins in 2011.
Henry was named to the Parade All-American team for the 2012-13 school year and was one of the top recruits in the nation.
His father Mark Henry was an offensive lineman for the Arkansas Razorbacks from 1987-1991. He lettered four years for the Razorbacks.
Tickets

Best of River Valley Preps athletes are invited to attend for free and the event is open to family, friends and the general public.

General admission tickets may be purchased for $60. General admission ticket includes a plated dinner, awards ceremony and presentation by speaker. General admission seating is first come, first served in proximity to speaker.

Food

Mixed Green Salad w/Ranch & Italian Dressing
Dinner Rolls
Bacon Wrapped Filet & Crab Cake
Twice Baked Potato Rounds
Fresh Green Beans
Triple Chocolate Parfait or New York Cheesecake w/Strawberry Topping

Parking

Free parking is available in between the Fort Smith Convention Center and the Marriott Courtyard. There is also free parking on the Wheeler Ave side, near the Convention Center and the Sebastian County Sheriff's Department.

Overflow parking is available in the City Parking Garage on Rogers avenue in which there are 50 free spaces on the top level.

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