Pensacola Sports Annual Awards Banquet presented by Cox

February 27, 2020

New World Landing (600 South Palafox St.)

Guest Speaker- UWF Head Football Coach, Pete Shinnick

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 2019 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.

 

Awardees

2019 Professional Athlete of the Year

Joe Durant

2019 Amateur Athletes of the Year

UWF Football

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: Rita Dotson

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 2019 Awardees:

Kennedy Hansen

Larry Tilley

Navarre Cheerleading

Navarre Boys Weightlifting

Tate Cheerleading

Ryan Williams

Koriyunna Arrington

Blake Rimmer

Gulf Coast Texans U19 Girls

Pensacola Women’s Futbol Club

Jed Martin

Joel Richardson

Josh Szeliga

Kris Prather

Joe Bartlinski

Margie Stone

Serdar Bojadjiev

Berta Bonardi

Christian Bosso

Vitinho Galvao

Ester Rizzetto

Rhiannon Sassman

Tate Lehtio

Quentin Randolph

Tate Lehtio

Austin Reed

Pete Shinnick

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 2019 Awardee:

Santa Rosa SunRayz Cheerleading Team

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 2019 Awardee:

Joe Durant

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 2019 Awardee:

UWF Football

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 2019 Class:

Josh Sitton
Jerry Pollard
Brian Sakey

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 2019 Awardee

Rita Dotson

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 2019 Awardee

Troy Rafferty

February 27, 2020

New World Landing (600 South Palafox St.)

Guest Speaker- UWF Head Football Coach, Pete Shinnick

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 2019 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.

 

Awardees

2018 Professional Athlete of the Year

Bubba Watson

2018 Amateur Athlete of the Year

Drew Labounty

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: Katie Kehoe

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 2018 Awardees:

Abigail Remke

Cali Wilson

Camron Chandler

Chandler Blanchet

Dave Werdung

Emily Madril

Estheffany Barreras

Grace Sommerville

Graham Gano

Henry Westmoreland

Kennedy Hansen

Korina Rosario

Larry Tilley

Morgan Ayers

Navarre Girl’s Weightlifting

NEP Wildcats Football

Nicolas LeCoutre

Paloma Voccaro

Pia Hulley

Serdar Bojadjiev

Studer 55 Community Athletics

Tabitha Read-Cayton

Taylor Green

Tommy Thrall

Tytavia Hardy

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 2018 Awardee:

Ryan Hamm

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 2018 Awardee:

Bubba Watson

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 2018 Awardees:

Drew Labounty

Congratulations to our 2018 Awardee:

Sally Garst

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 2018 Class:

Fred Robbins & Tia Robbins

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 2018 Awardee

Katie Kehoe

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 2018 Awardee

Marty Stanovich