Cox Pensacola Sports Annual Awards Banquet

February 20, 2018

New World Landing (600 South Palafox St.)
Reception @ 5:30 p.m. / Program @ 6:30 p.m.
Member Price – $65 / Non-Member Price – $75

Guest Speaker- Justin Gatlin

2017 100m World Champion

The Pensacola Sports Annual Awards Banquet Presented by Cox, is one of Pensacola Sports’ most high-profile events in the community. Each year we honor the finest athletes our area has to offer. Be a part of this memorable event as we celebrate a worthy slate of 2017 Special Achievement winners, the Amateur and Professional Athletes of the Year, the new class of Hall of Fame Inductees, Volunteer of the Year and the Pensacola Sportsman of the Year.

 

Justin Gatlin

Special Guests

Awardees

2017 Professional Athlete of the Year

Justin Gatlin

2017 Amateur Athlete of the Year

Chandler Blanchet and Theresa Michalak

James Currie Volunteer of the Year

James Currie is a long-term friend, volunteer and former employee of Pensacola Sports, or as he knew it, Pensacola Sports Association. James retired in December after spending the past four decades dedicating himself to the organization.

Winner: Janet Olliff

This award is given to individuals or organizations in the Pensacola Area that have made significant achievements/contributions in sports. State and National championships at the highest level attainable for the sports should be considered.

 Congratulations to the 2017 Awardees:

UWF Men’s Tennis

Monica Amaral

Danica Burnett

Mariana de Paula

Gabriel Dias

Pedro Dumont

Steve Fell

Rebecca Halfast

Alex Peyrot

Derrick Racine

Tabitha Read-Cayton

Ethan Faulk

Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Ben Lively

Navarre Girls’ Weightlifting

Savannah Diel

Payton Watson

Kennedy Hansen

Y’tae Cobb

Jacob Copeland

Qadarius Ford

Mindi Straw

Jim Hagy

Shannon Aiken

Alex Leatherwood

The First Tee

The recipient of this award is a Special Olympian whose achievements are extraordinary and who best exemplify the spirit of Special Olympics.

Congratulations to our 2017 Awardee:

Marcellus Potter

This award is given to an individual for outstanding accomplishments in athletics during the past year as a professional. This award may be given to multiple winners for one female and one male, or two joint winners if such accomplishments justify.

Congratulations to our 2017 Awardee:

Justin Gatlin

This award is given to an individual for outstanding accomplishment in athletics during the past year as a professional. This award may be given to multiple winners for one female and one male, or two joint winners if such accomplishments justify.

Congratulations to our 2017 Awardees:

Chandler Blanchet and Theresa Michalak

50th Anniversary of Five Flags Speedway’s Snowball Derby

Congratulations to our 2017 Awardee:

Five Flags Speedway

Candidates should be selected for outstanding contributions to the Pensacola are in the following categories:

~Improvements to Pensacola Sports events and/or work

~Superior career achievements in athletics

~Meritorious service to a particular event, but not necessarily limited to a particular one

~Other noteworthy accomplishments in the field of sports worth of this distinction

Not presented for one year accomplishments

Congratulations to our 2017 Class:

Lumon May, Linwood Belich, and Michelle Snow

Awarded to an individual who has shown exceptional commitment in assisting with sporting events in the community (Pensacola Sports events are the preferred criteria, but others may be considered.)

Congratulations to our 2017 Awardee

Janet Olliff

The sportsman of the year is presented for contributing to the advancement of sports in the greater Pensacola Area, or achievement of an outstanding athletic accomplishment.

Congratulations to our 2017 Awardee

Pete Shinnick