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June 15, 2017 | Dinner 6 PM | Cox Convention Center | 1 Myriad Gardens, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
The Oklahoman’s All-City Prep Sports Awards is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for outstanding high school athletes to be acknowledged for their achievements.
We’re recognizing 528 athletes from over 100 high schools for their on-field success, academic achievement and community involvement. Athletes, family members, teammates, coaches and community sponsors will enjoy a Q&A session with keynote speaker, five-time NFL MVP, Peyton Manning.
How athletes are selected
The same formula has been used for over 35 years in selecting the All-City award winners. This process begins with the nomination forms we send to each coach in the Oklahoma City metro area. Also included with those forms is a page where coaches can nominate players from other teams that they believe are worthy of All-City consideration. We collect them and begin to weigh the achievements of the nominated players.
In many cases, we call coaches to further discuss the merits of their players and players they coached against to give us more information about everyone we’re considering for our All-City teams. From there, we do our best to make the most informed decisions possible to select the players for the All-City teams.
There is no additional nomination process for All-City athletes. Athletes selected for The Oklahoman’s All-City teams will automatically be eligible to attend the event. There will be a nomination form sent to schools for our Scholar-Athlete award.
All-City Award Announcement Schedule
FALL 2016 WINNERS WERE ANNOUNCED IN NOVEMBER 2016 AND JANUARY 2017
• Cross Country
WINTER 2016-17 WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN APRIL 2017
SPRING 2017 WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE END OF MAY 2017
• Track & Field
BASKETBALL: BOYS, GIRLS
GOLF: BOYS, GIRLS
CROSS COUNTRY: BOYS, GIRLS
TENNIS: BOYS, GIRLS
TRACK AND FIELD: BOYS, GIRLS
VOLLEYBALL: BOYS, GIRLS
SOCCER: BOYS, GIRLS
SWIMMING: BOYS, GIRLS
NIGHT OF THE EVENT AWARDS
• Overall Best Female and Male Athlete of the Year
• Best Female and Male Athlete of the Year for each sport
• Coach of the Year
• Team of the Year
• Courage Award
• Top Scholar Athlete of the Year (academic success)
Featuring Keynote Speaker
Peyton Manning, the NFL’s only five-time MVP and a 14-time Pro Bowl selection, earned his place among the greatest quarterbacks in NFL league history as a leader in nearly every statistical passing category.
During the 2015–2016 season, Manning led the Denver Broncos to a 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, making him the first starting quarterback in NFL history to win a Super Bowl with two different teams.
Peyton Manning will join us in honoring OKC Metro’s premier high school athletes at The Oklahoman’s All-City Prep Sports Awards.
Help Us Today, Make Better
Oklahomans For Tomorrow.
This year’s event will benefit Fields & Futures, a local non-profit created in 2012 to support Oklahoma City Public Schools in an effort to grow student participation in sports, believing if they play, they stay and if they stay, they graduate. By rebuilding and maintaining the district’s 44 athletic fields, Fields & Futures is helping level the playing field for Oklahoma City students by improving access and creating new opportunities to join a team and benefit from that experience.
If they play, they stay and if they stay, they graduate.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, CALL (405) 475-3771.
TABLES & TICKETS
PHOTO OPPORTUNITy for two (2) WITH PEYTON MANNING | VIP LOCATION | 8 Seats | Company name and logo on table | Company name listed in program and on slide-show during event | Recognition in post event ad
8 Seats | Company name and logo on table | Company name listed in program and on slide-show during event | Recognition in post event ad
Contact (405) 475-3156
Each honoree will receive one free ticket to the event and a discount for friends and family members to purchase tickets (discount limited to two per athlete)