Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Commercial Appeal Sports awards will not take place at the Orpheum Theatre this year.
Instead, the event will be broadcast as a star-studded live online awards show. It will be available to watch for free at 6 p.m. on June 18 on YouTube and the event website sportsawards.commercialappeal.com.
The show will feature professional athletes as hosts and award announcers and will provide the community with an on-demand broadcast to maintain the annual tradition of honoring hundreds of high school student-athletes for their hard work and dedication to their sport during the past school year.
The awards show will be hosted by television sports anchors Jesse Palmer and Sage Steele. Celebrity athletes will be participating in the awards presentation and include New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees as the football award presenter and Olympic gold medalist, Misty May-Treanor as the volleyball award presenter, and many more to be announced in the coming weeks.
The show will feature opportunities for winning autographed gifts and other prizes, both before the debut and during the show. Submit your information via this form by May 8 to receive updates.