Join the Record-Courier as we celebrate and honor the accomplishments of the 2017-2018 All-Star high school student athletes at the inaugural Best of the Record-Courier Preps Awards. The Best of the Record-Courier Preps awards banquet is the Record-Courier'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. Presented by Portage Community Bank and sponsored by University Hospitals Portage Medical Center, the event honors the top performers in 19 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 the Record-Courier 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 Cleveland Browns first-round pick and former Nordonia High School and Ohio State standout Denzel Ward as our featured guest speaker. Denzel will be live in Kent 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 $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. Seating is limited. Best of the Record-Courier Preps athletes will receive a invitation with instructions for claiming your free ticket.
Best of the Record-Courier Preps is presented by the Record-Courier and Portage Community Bank and sponsored by University Hospitals Portage Medical Center. Thank you sponsors for allowing us to bring this event to our community.
How much do the tickets cost?
Tickets, which include dinner, are $50.
Does anyone beside the student-athletes receive a free ticket?
No, our sponsors have made it possible for all of our honorees to attend Best of Record-Courier Preps for free.
How will the tickets be released?
You can print your tickets at home or show your phone at the door.
Will tickets be available at the door?
Tickets could sell out before June 11. If you want to guarantee your admission, purchase tickets in advance.
Will there be assigned tables?
Only sponsors will have assigned tables.