Pensacola Sports Annual Awards Banquet presented by Cox

Awardees

Professional Athlete of the Year

Graham Gano

Amateur Athletes of the Year

Michael Carter (2020)
Veresia Yon (2021)

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.

Winners:
John Ryan “JR” McPhail (2020)
Hal Major (2021)

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 2020 & 2021 Awardees:

Kennedy Hansen

Larry Tilley

Navarre Girls Weightlifting

Caroline Rimmer

Gulf Coast Texans ’05 Girls

Kris Prather

Serdar Bojadjiev

Berta Bonardi

Ester Rizzetto

Alejandro Restrepo

Brooke Dorr

Cooper Brisby

D’Anthony Bell

Daniela Reyes

Demonta Salis

Gabe Jacobs

Jillian Thornton

Jordan Moon

Justin Toth

Kainan Dos Santos

Kelsey DeJesus

Maurice Burnett Jr.

Morgan Ayers

Pace Boys Weightlifting

Pensacola Ice Flyers

Sara Yigin

Stafanie Markwardt

Taylor Vaneekeren

Tori Bindi

UWF Cheerleading

Yael Danielli

Jada Thomas

Jelina Bly

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 Awardee:

Frank Russell

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 Awardee:

Graham Gano

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 winners:

Michael Carter (2020)
Veresia Yon (2021)

Candidates should be selected for outstanding contributions to the Pensacola area 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 worthy of this distinction

Not presented for one year accomplishments

Congratulations to our 2020 Class:

Jackie Gheen

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 Awardees:

John Ryan “JR” McPhail (2020)
Hal Major (2021)

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 Awardee

Greg Harris

Blue Wahoos (2020)
Five Flags Speedway (2021)