Deadline nears for Daily Herald Prep Sports Excellence Awards event

  • Geneva High School athlete Grace Loberg watches a video of her highlights after winning "Sweetest Moment" award during the 2017 Daily Herald Preps Sports Excellence Awards event at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. About 1,000 people attended last year's banquet recognizing the best athletes and coaches in the area for that school year.

      Geneva High School athlete Grace Loberg watches a video of her highlights after winning "Sweetest Moment" award during the 2017 Daily Herald Preps Sports Excellence Awards event at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. About 1,000 people attended last year's banquet recognizing the best athletes and coaches in the area for that school year. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer/2017 file

  • The Daily Herald Preps Sports Excellence Awards at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates in 2017 drew about 1,000 people who attended the banquet to recognize the best athletes and coaches in the area for that school year.

      The Daily Herald Preps Sports Excellence Awards at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates in 2017 drew about 1,000 people who attended the banquet to recognize the best athletes and coaches in the area for that school year. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer/2017 file

 
 
Updated 5/23/2018 10:06 AM

Athletes who will be honored at the 2017-18 Daily Herald Prep Sports Excellence Awards on June 7 must RSVP this week to reserve their tickets for the annual dinner honoring outstanding athletic achievement.

Reservations can be made at online at events.dailyherald.com/prep-sports-awards/ through June 1. Admission is by invitation only, and tickets are free for the honorees, who can purchase additional tickets ($20) to the dinner and ceremony.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

In addition to honoring championship teams and coaches this school year, five individual awards for boys and girls sports will also be presented: Heart & Soul Award; Spirit of Sportsmanship Award; Overcoming Obstacles Award; Sweet Moments Awards; and Beyond the Bench Award.

The event will take place from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Radio host and motivational speaker Jarrett Payton, a former high school and college sports star and son of the late Pro Football Hall of Fame member Walter Payton, will address the attendees.

More than 60 high schools nominated 10 athletes (five boys and five girls) to represent them at the Daily Herald Prep Sports Excellence Awards this year.

The names of individual athletes being honored are attached to the PDF listed below. For corrections to this list, please contact Kjones@dailyherald.com.

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