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The First Annual Detroit Free Press Sports Awards

by Toby Tabaczynski

published on 2018-01-23 14:06:00

An exciting local event is coming May 18th… the first annual Detroit Free Press Sports Awards celebrating the commitment, leadership and excellence of standout male and female High School student-athletes, teams and stories across over 20 sports in Metro Detroit High Schools.

In 2018, the USA TODAY NETWORK will host the High School Sports Award series in 19 local markets across the country, including Detroit, Michigan. 

This event, hosted by the Detroit Free Press will be at The Fillmore Detroit. The show features various awards, contests and a special appearance from celebrity guest, former Detroit Lion superstar Calvin Johnson. The red carpet will open at 6 p.m. and the awards show begins promptly at 7 p.m. 

This ESPYs Style Award Show includes:
  • VIP Sponsorship Reception
  • Live from the Red Carpet with Photo Ops, Interviews, and more
  • Q&A with Sports Celebrity Guest Calvin Johnson 

There are many sponsorship opportunities for local businesses and organizations to reach a highly targeted, engaged audience of students and parents!

To get a feel for the excitement and scope of the awards ceremony watch this video. Premier Events

For sponsorship information and to learn more about how your organization can be part of this exciting annual event, contact Peter Fezzey, Strategic Partnerships Manager at 248.924.4806 or email at