For years, the Asbury Park Press has honored our local student-athletes in seasonal All-Shore newspaper sections and more recently in packages that appeared on APP.com and our digital platforms.
But we want to do more.
We want to celebrate Shore athletes’ accomplishments live and in-person, while having a great evening that we hope will become a cherished memory.
With that in mind, it’s our pleasure to formally introduce the Jersey Shore Sports Awards, presented by Barnabas Health and coming in June 2016.
This will be a live event during which we will pay tribute to the achievements of sports stars from all three seasons of the scholastic calendar. The evening will also include dinner and an address from a high-profile celebrity guest speaker who you will not want to miss — more details on that to come!
We’ll ask fans and family to join us at this red carpet event, while students who are named to our seasonal All-Shore first or second teams will also be our invited guests. Additionally, our weekly high school football Players of the Week will receive an invitation. Other opportunities for inclusion will be revealed at a later date.
We’ll announce our Players of the Year as part of the program, in addition to several new awards.
Many more details will be shared in the months ahead, but we hope you are as excited as we are for this June’s Jersey Shore Sports Awards.