2018 All-World Awards

Jun 23, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Marriott Tulsa Southern Hills, Tulsa, OK

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Event Summary

Join us for the 2nd Annual All-World Awards honoring the best in high schools sports in Northeast Oklahoma | Saturday, June 23, 2018 | 5:00-8:00 p.m.

 

 

Marriott Tulsa Southern Hills

1902 East 71st Street
Ballroom
Tulsa, OK 74136

Event Details

Event
The All-World Sports Awards banquet is an evening to celebrate high school student athletes and their achievements. Our special guest and keynote speaker for the evening is Denver Broncos Corner Back and avid philanthropist, Chris Harris Jr.

In addition to a keynote speech and Q & A from Harris, there will be a plated dinner and an awards ceremony for the finalists.

Awards
Athletes of the Year: Volleyball, softball, boys and girls cross country, football offense and defense, wrestling, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls swimming, boys and girls golf, boys and girls track, boys and girls tennis, boys and girls soccer and baseball. Specialty awards: Boys and Girls Athlete of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, Boys and Girls Scholar Athlete of the Year, Boys and Girls Coach of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Sportsmanship Award and Fans of the Year. 

Selection Committee
An elite group of athletes is hand-selected by a panel of Tulsa World sports writers. Athletes who qualify for nomination for an award are within 60 miles of downtown Tulsa. Athletes also are eligible if they are from a town of at least 5,000 people and located within 75 miles of downtown Tulsa.

Scholarships
Winners in the sports categories will be awarded a $500 scholarship. Winners in the special awards categories will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship and winners of the scholar athlete awards will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship.


Menu:

Dinner will be served at 5:45 p.m. in the ballroom. Dinner choices are:

Chicken Piccata--Sauteed chicken with a delicate lemon and caper butter sauce. Served with french beans and roasted potatoes.

Pasta Primavera--Penne pasta with basil pesto and roasted zucchini, squash, carrots, peppers and onions. (Vegetarian option)

Keynote Speaker: Chris Harris Jr., Denver Broncos Corner Back 

As a student at Bixby High School, Harris earned all-state honors in both football and basketball, while also earning varsity letters in track. His passion and talent in football led him to a decorated career at the University of Kansas.

While attending college and playing football at KU, Harris had one of the most successful football careers in school history. He served as team captain his senior year and led the team to an Orange Bowl victory. By the end of his college career, Harris was second on the Kansas all-time tackles list.

Despite his success at Kansas, Harris went undrafted. He signed as a free agent with the Denver Broncos before training camp in 2011. Because of his never quit work ethic, Harris earned a roster spot and had an immediate impact, earning Denver’s breakout player and overachiever of the year awards. Over the next few seasons, Harris developed into one of the best defensive backs in the NFL. During the 2014 season, Harris didn’t allow a touchdown and earned second-team All Pro and Pro Bowl honors. 

Harris had 58 tackles and two interceptions during the 2015 regular season, and despite battling a shoulder injury during the playoffs, helped lead the Broncos to a Super Bowl title with a win over Carolina.

In 2012, Harris married his college sweetheart Leah, and together they have two daughters, Aria and Avianna. In 2013, Chris and Leah launched the Chris Harris Jr. Foundation. Inspired by his own experiences, the foundation seeks out underdogs and helps give them opportunities and resources to rise above obstacles to achieve greatness.

The Chris Harris Jr. Foundation conducts annual camps and is involved with numerous local organizations. As a result of his community outreach, Harris received the 2015 Iba Award, given by the Rotary Club of Tulsa to influential male and female athletes for their success in their sport and for being positive role models who give back to their communities. 

 


Schedule:

5:00 p.m.

Check In Begins. 
Please bring your printed tickets, or e-tickets, with you to the event.

 

5:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception for all attendees

 

5:45 p.m.

Dinner and Awards Ceremony

 

6:00 p.m.

Keynote Presentation featuring Chris Harris, Jr. 

 

8:00 p.m.

Event Concludes