Event Date & Time

Monday May 8th, 2017
6:00pm

Event Location

Firelake Arena
18145 Old Rangeline Rd, Shawnee, OK 74801
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About Best of News-Star Preps


Join the News-Star as we celebrate and honor the accomplishments of the 2016-2017 All-Star high school student athletes at the inauguarl Best of News-Star Preps Awards. The Best of News-Star Preps awards banquet is our 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. The event honors the top Athlete of the Week performers, and 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 News-Star 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 Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin as our featured special guest. Michael will be live in Shawnee for a question and answer session about lessons he's learned and memories he's made during his career, as well as life after the NFL.

Doors open at 6:00pm. Event starts at 6:30pm. General admission tickets may be purchased for $30. General admission ticket includes dinner, awards ceremony, and presentation by Michael Irvin. General admission seating is first come, first served in proximity to speaker.




Special Guest

Michael Irvin

Football Legend
Considered one of the most charismatic and talented receivers in NFL history, Michael Jerome Irvin was born on March 5, 1966 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He hailed from a large household. His father, Walter had two children from a previous marriage, his mother, Pearl, another six. Together, they had nine more kids, including Michael, the third youngest of the group. While the Irvins never had much money, Walter and Pearl knew how to stretch their dollars and their food, not to mention their cramped, two-bedroom home space. But struggle still played a role in Irvin's life. During his senior year, Irvin's father lost his battle with cancer. Convinced that his father's hard working routine had played a role in Walter's death, Irvin told those around him that he'd make sure nobody in his family would have to struggle again. For Irvin, football became his outlet and his family's ticket out of poverty. After a dazzling high school career at St. Thomas, the heavily recruited Irvin enrolled at the University of Miami. There, under coach Jimmy Johnson, the flashy, but immensely talented wide receiver set school records for career receptions and receiving yards. He also led the school to a national title. As a result of Irvin's stellar college career, the Dallas Cowboys selected him with the 11th overall pick in the 1988 NFL draft. Along with quarterback, Troy Aikman, and running back, Emmitt Smith, Irvin recharged what had been a struggling franchise into a perennial title contender and three-time Super Bowl winner in the span of four years during the early 1990s. Over the course of his 12-year career, Irvin registered 750 catches and 11,904, both good for ninth all-time in NFL history. With his flashiness, bravado and ability to make so many big catches, he earned the nickname "The Playmaker." In 2007, Irvin was voted into the Football Hall of Fame. Following his departure from the game, the charismatic Irvin jumped into the broadcast booth. He has worked for ESPN and, more recently, the NFL Network. In 2009, Irvin competed on ABC's dance-competition program Dancing with the Stars.
Tickets

Best of News-Star 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 $30. General admission ticket includes dinner, awards ceremony, and presentation by Michael Irvin. General admission seating is first come, first served in proximity to speaker.

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