Event Date & Time

Saturday June 10th, 2017
6:00pm

Event Location

San Bernardino County Fairgrounds Building #2
14800 7th St, Victorville, CA 92395
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About High Desert Best of Preps Awards


Join the High Desert Media Group as we celebrate and honor the accomplishments of the 2016-2017 All-Star high school student athletes at the inaugural High Desert Best of Preps Awards. The High Desert Best of Preps awards banquet is the High Desert Media Group'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 Desert Valley Hospital and Victor Valley Community College, the event honors the top performers from the High Desert in prep 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. High Desert Best of Preps athletes are will attend at no charge and the event is open to family, friends and the general public.

We are proud to welcome Pro Football Hall of Fame Running Back Marcus Allen as our featured special guest. Marcus will be live in Victorville for a question and answer session about lessons he's learned and memories he's made during his career.

High Desert Best of Preps Awards
Saturday, June 10th
San Bernadino County Fairgrounds - Building #2
6:00pm

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 guest speaker. General admission seating is first come, first served in proximity to speaker. Tickets on sale Sunday, April 2nd. Deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, May 31st unless event sells out prior to the deadline. If you have questions, please contact 760.979.4054 or blint@desertdispatch.com




Special Guest

Marcus Allen

Football Legend
Marcus Allen, the tenth player selected in the 1982 National Football League Draft, played 16 seasons with the Los Angeles Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs. During that time he gained 12,243 yards rushing, 5,411 yards receiving, and scored 145 touchdowns. Considered one of the game's best goal line and short-yardage runners, Marcus began his pro career as the NFL Rookie of the Year and ended as the game's all-time rushing touchdown leader. At the time of his retirement following the 1997 season, he held the single-season record for most rushing and receiving yards combined (2,314), second in consecutive 100-yard games, and was third in career-combined yardage. During his 11 seasons with the Raiders, the former University of Southern California standout, was named to the Pro Bowl five times. He added a sixth appearance in 1994, as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. He was the Raiders leading ground gainer seven consecutive years and the Chiefs four consecutive times. He even led the Raiders in receptions with 51 in 1987. Allen's big-game performance in Super Bowl XVIII when the Raiders defeated the Washington Redskins 38-9 earned the then-second-year player game MVP honors. In that game he rushed for 191 yards and scored two touchdowns, one a Super Bowl record 74-yard gallop. Allen's finest season came in 1985, as he led the league with 1,759 rushing yards on 380 carries for a 4.6 yards per carry average and 11 touchdowns. He also caught 67 passes for 555 yards and scored an additional three touchdowns. For his performance he was rewarded with league MVP honors. In 1995, Marcus made NFL history when he became the first player in league history to rush for over 10,000 yards and catch passes for 5,000 more. As further evidence of his versatility, Allen completed 12 of 27 passes for 282 yards and six touchdowns during his career.

About Our Sponsors


DESERT VALLEY HOSPITAL
Desert Valley Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare, an accredited 148-bed acute care hospital located in Southern California. Desert Valley Hospital is in the top 5% of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for clinical performance. The hospital has achieved numerous quality award distinctions including Patient Safety Excellence Award, Women's Health Excellence Award and Distinguished Hospital Clinical Excellence Award. Desert Valley Hospital, along with Desert Valley Medical Group, offers key services to the community including heart care, emergency services, labor and delivery, surgical services and more.

VICTOR VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Straight from a student's mouth..."Victor Valley College is the place where you can get the credits needed to eventually go on to a four-year school. You can also go there to learn the skills needed to give you a better chance at getting a job. VVC is well known for its Nursing Program, student government and great teachers. It will give you the chance to find an area of interest that will lead to a satisfying career. It's totally inexpensive and very close to home. VVC is the place where you'll see old friends and make many new connections."


Tickets

High Desert Best of 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 $50. General admission ticket includes dinner, awards ceremony, and presentation by guest speaker. General admission seating is first come, first served in proximity to speaker. Tickets on sale Sunday, April 2nd.

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