Event Date & Time

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Event Location

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

Join the Observer-Dispatch as we celebrate and honor the accomplishments of the 2017-2018 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. Sponsored by Accelerate Sports, Chanatry's Hometown Market and New York State Tool, 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 former MLB pitcher, Jim Abbott, as our featured special guest. Abbott will be live in Utica 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. 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.

All-Mohawk Valley All-Stars Sports Awards is presented by the Observer-Dispatch, sponsored by Accelerate Sports, Chanatry's Hometown Market and New York State Tool Company and hosted by Mohawk Valley Community College.

Check out last year's banquet featuring football legend, Jim Kelly.

Special Guest

Jim Abbott

MLB Pitcher
Jim Abbott was born in Flint, Michigan without a right hand. He was an All-America hurler at Michigan; won the Sullivan Award in 1987; was the pitcher for the Gold Medal Olympic Team in 1988; and threw a 4-0 no-hitter for the New York Yankees versus Cleveland on September 4, 1993. Jim played for 10 seasons on 4 different teams and ended his big league playing career in 1999.
Abbott has worked with The Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) on several initiatives encouraging businesses to hire people with disabilities. Today, in addition to often being a Guest Pitching Instructor during Spring Training for the Los Angeles Angels, Jim Abbott is a motivational speaker.

About Our Sponsors

Accelerate Sports is the perfect home for people in our community to display their passion and commitment to a lifestyle of sports and fitness. Our goal is to provide a positive and educational environment where athletes and families can practice, develop, and compete at all levels.

We love Central New York and the Mohawk Valley and are deeply committed to it. Chanatry's purchases its goods and services as much as it can locally. Our Labor force is second to none. Our people are also deeply committed to our beautiful community. They spend nearly 3 million dollars locally each year. Chanatry's pays local taxes, supports local schools and houses of worship and also contributes widely to our local charities. It is so very true when we say "At Chanatry's your dollar goes the farthest, but still stays at home."

New York State Tool Company, founded in 1976, has grown to over 20-employees and has worked with businesses - from Fortune 300 companies to specific support industries here in the Mohawk Valley. Over the years, NYST has been paramount in its charitable efforts throughout the community - for both causes and events - while remaining a fixture of a strong small business employer in the area.