Event Date & Time

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Event Location

Mohawk Valley Community College - Jorgensen Center
1101 Sherman Dr, Utica, NY 13501
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About 2019 All-Mohawk Valley All-Stars


Join the Observer-Dispatch as we celebrate and honor the accomplishments of the 2018-2019 All-Mohawk Valley high school student-athletes at the annual All-Mohawk Valley All-Stars Sports Awards. This awards banquet is the Observer-Dispatch'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.

This event is presented by the Observer-Dispatch and sponsored by Chanatry's Hometown Market, Lupini Construction, and Mohawk Valley Community College. The event honors the top performers from Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, and Madison counties in 27 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. All-Mohawk Valley athletes are invited to attend for free and the event is open to family, friends and the general public.

We are proud to welcome three-time Olympic gold medalist in track and field, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, as our featured special guest. Jackie will be live in Utica for a question and answer session about lessons she's learned and memories she's made during her career.

Doors open at 6:00pm. Event starts at 6:30pm. A general admission ticket is $50 and includes dinner, awards ceremony, and presentation by speaker. General admission seating is first come, first served in proximity to speaker. Seating is limited and event is likely to sell out. All-Mohawk Valley athletes will receive a invitation with instructions for claiming your free ticket.




Special Guest

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist in Track and Field
Jackie Joyner-Kersee is one of the most decorated female athletes of all-time, she dominated the track and field circuit for 16 years and won three gold medals, one silver and two bronze medals spanning four Olympic Games during her career. At the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, Jackie won the silver medal in the heptathlon. Four years later, at the 1988 Games in Seoul, Korea, Jackie struck gold in both her signature events - the heptathlon and long jump. She followed that up at the 1992 Games in Barcelona, Spain by winning gold in the heptathlon and bronze in the long jump. In her final Olympic appearance at the 1996 Atlanta Games, she won the bronze medal in the long jump. In addition, she won a total of four gold medals (two in the heptathlon and two in the long jump) at three different World Championships and finished first in the long jump at the 1987 Pan American Games.

Sports Illustrated for Women magazine named Jackie the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century and in 1986 and 1987, Jackie received the Jesse Owens Award. She still holds the world record in the heptathlon and is the American record holder in both the heptathlon and long jump.

On December 3, 2004, Jackie was inducted into the U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame. The inaugural recipient of the Humanitarian Athlete of the Year, Joyner-Kersee is known worldwide for her interest in aiding others. She has helped to build the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Youth Center Foundation in her hometown of East St. Louis, Ill., and has raised more than $12 million.

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