Event Date & Time

Friday, June 14, 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Event Location

Canton Civic Center
1101 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44702
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About 2019 Best of The Daily Record Preps

Join the The Daily Record as we celebrate and honor the accomplishments of the 2018-2019 All-Star high school student athletes at the annual Best of the The Daily Record Preps Awards. The Best of The Daily Record Preps awards banquet is The Daily Record'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 AultCare Health Plans, Huntington Bank, Chevrolet of Wooster, Western Reserve Group and Pro Football Hall of Fame, the event honors the top performers in 25 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 Daily Record 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 one of the best all-time running backs in the NFL, Jerome Bettis, as our featured special guest. The Pro Football Hall of Famer will be live at the 2019 Best of the Daily Record Preps for a question and answer session about his career and lessons he has learned during his years in the NFL.

Doors open at 6:00pm. Event starts at 6:30pm. General admission tickets may be purchased through the link above. 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 Daily Record Preps athletes will receive a invitation with instructions for claiming your free ticket.

Best of The Daily Record Preps is presented by The Daily Record and AultCare Insurance, Huntington Bank, Chevrolet of Wooster, Western Reserve Group and Pro Football Hall of Fame. Thank you sponsors for allowing us to bring this event to our community.

Special Guest

Jerome "The Bus" Bettis

Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee
The former Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back is one of the best all-time running backs in the NFL (6th overall in rushing). Jerome Bettis was also the recipient of the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2001 and had a Hall of Fame career and has been eligible since 2011.

2006 Super Bowl XL champion Jerome Bettis, one of the National Football League's most popular retired players, the sixth best rusher of all-time and a six-time Pro Bowl selection, Currently Jerome serves as a Studio analyst for ESPN on all their main shows Sports Center, Number Never Lie, and NFL Live. He is also one of the most sought after corporate spokesmen for some of the largest Fortune 500 companies in this country.

"The Bus" finished his NFL career in January 2006 after 13 seasons, retiring immediately following the Pittsburgh Steelers' 21-10 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL in his hometown of Detroit.

Bettis ranks Sixth on the NFL's all-time rushing list with 13,662 yards and is one of six players in NFL history to rush for 13,000 yards. He is one of only eight players in NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards for eight or more seasons. He ranks third in NFL history with 3,369 rushing attempts. Bettis was selected to the Pro Bowl six times, including his rookie season.

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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 The Daily Record Preps for free.

How will the tickets be released?
You can print your tickets at home or show your phone at the door.

Will there be assigned tables?
Only sponsors will have assigned tables.

Supporting Sponsors

Table Sponsors
Pallotta Ford Lincoln
Wooster American Legion Post 68
Akron Children's Hospital
Wooster Hydrostatics
Toyota Volkswagen of Wooster