Bellin prepares to honor area’s athletic standouts

02/27/2009

Deadline for nominations is March 20

GREEN BAY — For the eighth consecutive year, Bellin Health Sports Medicine will toast area high school athletes and key contributors to athletic programs during the annual Night of Champions Award Banquet.

The Night of Champions – scheduled to take place Sunday, May 17, in the Lambeau Field Atrium – spotlights individuals whose contributions to sports extend beyond athletic ability. The event focuses on athletes’ character, as well as physical abilities. It also offers an opportunity to examine commitment, academic achievements and community involvement, in addition to statistics and athletic feats.

The event begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m., with the program starting at 7 p.m.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 20. Nominees must have had contact with Bellin Health, Bellin Health Sports Medicine or a Bellin Health partner to be eligible. For example, attending a school with a Bellin athletic trainer or seeing a physician from Bellin, Green Bay Orthopedics or Orthopaedic Associates of Green Bay.

“The Night of Champions event honors great athletes, but more specifically, it honors great people who put their energy into the positives of athletics, all while maintaining those values that are often missing in today’s environment,” said Julie Phelps, Night of Champions event coordinator. “The event spotlights those areas, like academics and character, that many times don’t make the headlines.”

The Night of Champions also honors the region’s top coaches, athletic directors and community supporters for guiding and supporting area athletes.

Award categories include Team of the Year, Coach of the Year, Athletic Director of the Year, Male Athlete of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year, among several others.

For more information, call Phelps at (920) 430-4738 or visit www.bellinchampions.com.