Minneapolis (July 11, 2018) – Today, Sports Minneapolis, powered by Meet Minneapolis, announces tickets are now on sale for the second annual Minnesota Sports Awards. The gala event will take place on Oct. 24, 2018, at U.S. Bank Stadium and will feature the top athletes in the state as well as local sports celebrities. The Minnesota Sports Awards, presented by Sports Minneapolis, recognize the outstanding achievement of high school, collegiate and professional athletes, many of whom will be on hand for the evening’s awards ceremony.
Nominations are still being accepted for deserving athletes, including the Professional Athlete of the Year presented by FOX Sports North (FSN), as well as the Minnesota Sports Moment of the Year, the Courage Award, sponsored by TRIA, plus a new award for Minnesota’s Coach of the Year. The deadline to nominate high school and collegiate athletes is July 15.
Awards will be given in the following categories:
High School Athlete of the Year (Male/Female)
Collegiate Athlete of the Year (Male/Female)
Professional Athlete of the Year – presented by FOX Sports North
Coach of the Year
Minnesota Sports Moment of the Year
Courage Award – presented by TRIA
The public is invited to attend this event which includes a silent auction, dinner and an entertaining awards ceremony featuring the winning athletes and coaches, as well as a number of high-profile sports celebrities.
Oct. 24 at U.S. Bank Stadium
Tickets start at $195
Purchase online Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
Show begins at 7:30 p.m.
A portion of the proceeds from the Minnesota Sports Awards will benefit the Sanneh Foundation, created by former Major League Soccer player and native Minnesotan, Tony Sanneh. The Sanneh Foundation seeks to support and empower youth through programs targeting both physical and emotional well-being.
The second annual Minnesota Sports Awards will be carried live by FSN across multiple digital platforms and rebroadcast at a later date.
ABOUT SPORTS MINNEAPOLIS
Sports Minneapolis is focused on recruiting, enhancing and producing sporting events in the Minneapolis area for the benefit of our community. In addition to generating significant estimated economic impact, amateur and professional sports events can help connect the community through sport, fostering health and wellness.
Minneapolis is on a winning streak in securing upcoming major sports events over the last several years, including the Super Bowl LII in 2018, the X Games 2018, 2018 WNBA All-Star Game and the NCAA Men’s Final Four in 2019, among others. Sports Minneapolis has played a major role in bringing these events to Minneapolis, along with events like Northern Lights Junior Volleyball Qualifier, USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships and many other professional, collegiate and amateur sporting events.
For more information, visit sportsminneapolis.org.
ABOUT MEET MINNEAPOLIS
Meet Minneapolis is a private, not-for-profit, member-based association. It actively promotes and sells the Minneapolis area as a destination for conventions and meetings, works to maximize the visitor experience and markets the city as a desirable tourist destination to maximize the economic benefit to the greater Minneapolis area.
Anticipated attendance numbers are provided by partner organizations and are subject to adjustment based on meeting planner projections and post event results. Forecasted room night numbers reflect historical averages of room nights for the meeting or event.
Meet Minneapolis is accredited by the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) of Destinations International.
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Kim Insley, Meet Minneapolis Public Relations and Communication Manager, 612-767-8118
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