Courier Journal Sports Awards Sponsorships

Courier-Journal Sports Awards at the Louisville PalaceThere are few things that truly inspire like seeing young athletes succeed.

Courier Journal Sports Awards honors the most elite athletes in Kentuckiana High School Sports.

The third annual Courier Journal Sports Awards will take place Thursday, June 7, 2018 at The Louisville Palace.

Teddy BridgewaterThe Courier Journal Sports Awards will feature awards presentations, entertainment and a special appearance from featured guest current NFL player and former Minnesota Vikings and University of Louisville Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

The event is made possible through the generous support of our community sponsors, true partners who believe in the importance of community involvement and supporting the young student-athletes who we honor through this event.

Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?

Contact for details about Local Presenting and Associate level corporate sponsorships. Or read on for more info about Associate and Player of the Year award sponsorship opportunities.

Sponsorship Overview

Partner Award Sponsorships

Academic Achievement Award

As important as the scores are in the sports world, academic excellence can help student-athletes accomplish bigger dreams in their future.  The Academic Achievement award is presented to an athlete who go went above and beyond both in sports AND in the classroom. 

Kentucky & Indiana Coach of the Year Awards

Coaches go above and beyond, dedicating endless hours to the sport. They’re the first one in the gym, and the last to leave. High school sports are simply not possible without their time, care and support. The two Coach of the Year awards are presented to an outstanding coach in Kentucky and an outstanding coach in southern Indiana. 

Male & Female Special Olympics Athlete of the Year Awards

These awards go to athletes who have poured their heart and soul into their favorite sports through Special Olympics. This segment of the awards show is a crowd favorite. 

Player of the Year Awards

Individual awards are presented to student atheletes in these sports. For more information about how to sponsor a specific sport, click here.

Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year   Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year
Girls Golfer of the Year   Boys Golfer of the Year
Girls Soccer Player of the Year   Boys Soccer Player of the Year
Girls Tennis Player of the Year   Boys Tennis Player of the Year
Field Hockey Player of the Year   Competitive Cheer Team of the Year
Football Player of the Year   Wrestler of the Year
Girls Swimmer of the Year   Boys Swimmer of the Year
Girls Bowler of the Year   Boys Bowler of the Year
Girls Basketball Player of the Year   Boys Basketball Player of the Year
Girls Volleyball Player of the Year   Archer of the Year
Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year   Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year
Softball Player of the Year   Baseball Player of the Year
Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year   Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year


Star Struck: 2017 Courier Journal Sports Awards Event Recap

Take a look at the 2017 Courier Journal Sports Awards Event and a recap from Sports Awards events across the USA TODAY NETWORK.

Video Recaps


Photo Galleries

2017 CJ Sports Awards Presentation Highlights

Mia Hamm and 2017 CJ Sports Awards Winners

Mia Hamm on the Red Carpet at the 2017 CJ Sports Awards


2018 Sports Awards Event & CJ High School Sports Coverage

Event Ticketing & Information (will be updated when tickets go on sale for 2018)

Courier Journal Sports Awards Coverage

Courier Journal Kentucky High School Sports Coverage

Courier Journal Indiana High School Sports Coverage

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