Honoree announcements to continue as scheduled, event date to be determined
Salt Lake City, UT, March 13, 2020 — Following Gov. Gary Herbert’s announcement yesterday implementing several precautionary measures across the state to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Governor’s Annual State of Sports Awards event will be postponed to a later date.
“I have asked people throughout our state to take important steps to help limit the spread of the novel coronavirus,” said Gov. Herbert. “The athletes and coaches we want to honor know the importance of team work to defeat an opponent. I appreciate their willingness to postpone the event until the current challenge has subsided.”
Each year, the Governor’s State of Sport Awards honors Utah athletes and coaches. This year’s honorees will still be named each week throughout March on KUTV2’s Talkin’ Sports. Only the event itself has been postponed.
“We will still find the right time to celebrate the achievements of this year’s honorees and the important role sports plays in bringing our community together,” said Jeff Robbins, president and CEO of the Utah Sports Commission. “Gov. Herbert has faced some difficult decisions regarding the coronavirus and we at the Utah Sports Commission, along with our event sponsors, support him and want to adhere to the guidelines he has given the community.”
Honoree Announcement Schedule
Announced March 8
High School Male – Cole Hagen, Corner Canyon, football
High School Female – Huntyr Ava, West, softball
Coach of the Year – Ed Eyestone, BYU, track and field/cross country
Announced March 15
Event of the Year
Announced March 22
Announced March 29
Team of the Year
Announced April 5
Highlights of the Year
For more information, please visit stateofsportawards.com.
About Utah Sports Commission
The Utah Sports Commission, a not-for-profit 501c6 business league and Utah Sports Commission Foundation, a not-for-profit 501c3 charitable organization, is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees consisting of statewide sports, business, community, and government leaders. The Sports Commission was created to be a catalyst for Utah in its Olympic legacy efforts and to help enhance Utah’s economy, image and quality of life through the attraction, promotion and development of national and international sports. The Sports Commission works closely with communities, sports entities, and organizations to provide event services ranging from the bid process, on-site logistics, volunteer coordination, sponsorships and promotional opportunities and other related services. For more information, visit www.utahsportscommission.com
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