Join the Times Record as we celebrate and honor the accomplishments of the 2018-2019 All-Star high school student athletes at the annual Best of River Valley Preps Awards.
Due to the flooding in the River Valley region, the event has been postponed until Tuesday, June 11. All other details, at this time, remain the same.
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 a three-time Olympic Gold Medalist and three- time World Champion Gymnast, Gabby Douglas, as our featured special guest. Gabby will be live in Fort Smith for a question and answer session about lessons she's learned and memories she's made during her career.
Doors open at 6 pm. Event starts at 6:30 pm. General admission tickets may be purchased for $55 or a table of 10 for $500. General admission ticket includes dinner, awards ceremony and a presentation by guest speaker. 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 an 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. The U.S. Marines are also a supporting sponsor of the Moments to Remember selfie-station.
We would also like to acknowledge our Gold Sponsors listed below:
Arkhola Sand & Gravel
First Security Bank
Thank you to all our sponsors for allowing us to bring this event to our community.
New this year! Click this link to pre-order your customized commemorative t-shirt to pick up at the Preps Awards Show on May 30.
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 $55 or a table of 10 for $500. 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.
Boneless pork ribs
Carved smoked sausage
Bacon wrapped volcano potatoes
An assortment of bite size desserts
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.