Event Date & Time

Thursday, June 20, 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Event Location

DCU Center
50 Foster St, Worcester, MA 01608
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About 2019 Best of Hometeam All-Stars




Join the Telegram & Gazette as we celebrate and honor the accomplishments of the 2018-2019 Hometeam high school student athletes at the annual Best of Hometeam All-Stars Awards. The third annual awards banquet is the T&G'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.

The event honors the top performers from Central Massachusetts in 31 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 Hometeam 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 NBA all-star, champion and Finals MVP, Paul Pierce, as our featured special guest. Paul will be live in Worcester 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 special guest speaker. General admission seating is first come, first served in proximity to speaker. Seating is limited. Best of Hometeam athletes will receive a invitation with instructions for claiming your free ticket.

Best of Hometeam All-Stars is presented by the Telegram & Gazette and sponsored by BigY.




Special Guest

Paul Pierce

Former NBA All-Star, Champion and Finals MVP
Pierce's journey from the playgrounds of L.A. to NBA legend is astounding both for its success and how it was achieved. Pierce was selected by the Boston Celtics in the 1998 NBA draft. During his first season, he averaged 16.5 points and finished third in the voting for Rookie of the Year honors. During his second season, he raised his scoring average to 19.5 points per game and turned into one of the elite offensive players in the NBA in only his second season in the league.

After a life-threatening altercation one month before his third year in the NBA, Pierce made a full recovery and went on to start in the 2000-2001 NBA season. That season he was selected to his first All-Star team. That year he was also given his nickname -- the Truth.

During the 2002 season, Pierce started his own foundation, the Truth Fund, which helped provide education and athletic opportunities for disadvantaged youths in the greater Boston area. From that season in 2002 to 2006, Pierce made the All-Star team every season.

Pierce went on to play for the Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards and ended his career in the NBA with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2017. Now Pierce regularly joins ESPN as an NBA Studio analyst on NBA Countdown and The Jump.
Tickets

Best of Hometeam All-Star 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 $50 per person. General admission ticket includes dinner, awards ceremony, and presentation by special guest speaker.
General admission seating is first come, first served in proximity to speaker.

Food

Dinner Menu*
Mixed Salad
Chicken Entree**
Potato
Vegetable
Dessert

*menu subject to change
**vegetarian option available

Parking

Parking is available at the DCU Center Garages, Nearby Parking Lots and Facilities and Limited Metered Parking near the DCU Center.

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