Des Moines Register Sports Awards to function Iowa legend

by Marie Rodriguez

In the first 3 years of the Des Moines Register Sports Awards, we featured guest speakers Peyton Manning, Shaquille O’Neal, and Venus Williams.

This June, we are bringing in a superstar visitor to proportion his experiences with the top excessive college athletes in the country.

And he is one in all Iowa’s finest sports icons.

Pro football Hall-of-Famer Kurt Warner may be appearing on the Des Moines Register Sports Awards on June 21 at Wells Fargo Arena. The occasion honors more than 750 of our All-Iowa athletes and coaches and kingdom championship teams from the 2018-19 excessive college sports activities seasons, along with Special Olympians from the nation.

“A previous couple of years, we created reminiscences of a lifetime for scholar-athletes from throughout the country. We are excited to usher in a person like Kurt Warner because the headline speaker to hold that subculture,” stated Allen Vaughan, Consumer Experience Director for the Register. “Bringing in a member of the Hall of Fame who has ties to Iowa is a special possibility.”

TICKETS: Purchase your tickets to see Kurt Warner and honor excessive college athletes.

Muscatine native and countrywide sports activities play-by way of-play commentator Chris Hassel will emcee the occasion. Hassel served because of the emcee at last 12 months’ occasion.

“I could not be extra inspired with the occasion ultimate year. Having by no means attended, I had no idea what to anticipate. But it was a quality experience for anybody from the athletes to the parents,” Hassel said in an e-mail reaction to the Register. “These youngsters need to be identified for his or her high-quality accomplishments and the Register Sports Awards provide them a unique vicinity to return together and be handled like our pinnacle professional athletes. I’m venerated to be welcomed back for some other yr on the mic for the sort of terrific event.”

The visitor speakers might be able to narrate to the six hundred athletes in attendance. The Register honors boys’ and girls’ athletes and coaches in 21 sanctioned sports in Iowa, alongside naming its pinnacle athletes in each recreation and a couple of special honors which includes boys’ and girls’ usual athletes of the year.

The Register may also name its educate of the 12 months, a team of the 12 months and courage award winner, amongst different honors.

Each invited athlete and teach receive complimentary tickets, that’s made viable via the occasion’s sponsor, Hy-Vee, Wells Fargo and Xtream powered by means of Mediacom.

The audio system this yr will clearly have the ability to relate to those athletes and coaches in attendance.

Warner turned into a celeb high college athlete at Cedar Rapids Regis and performed at Northern Iowa. He is one of the best underdog tales in sports activities records and become named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017 after a gambling career that protected two NFL MVP awards and a Super Bowl win in 2000.

“Kurt may match down because of the most performed athlete in Iowa history. Super Bowl MVP and, for a time, the nice quarterback in a league with Peyton Manning and Tom Brady,” Hassel stated. “It appeared to like each game they had told his story and tie him again to Iowa.”

“High schoolers could analyze a lot about perseverance from Kurt. Kurt turned into working at Hy-Vee when he honestly desired to be gambling soccer out of university. But he never gave up. Worked his way up via the AFL for little or no money to satisfy his dream within the NFL,” Hassel stated.

The occasion opens with a crimson carpet enjoy at 6 p.M., with this system beginning at 7 p.M.

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Discounted hotel rooms are to be had at the Hilton Des Moines Downtown for June 21– 22. Standard guestrooms are available for $159 plus taxes. Book by May 21, 2019, at DesMoinesRegister.Com/SportsAwardsHotel to receive the discount.

Official Des Moines Register Sports Awards merchandise is available. Get your t-shirts, tank tops and more at ShopDMRegister.Com/SportsAwards.

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