Since the high school sports season began last fall, Charlotte Media Group has run an Athlete of the Week ad in each of our three papers.
Thanks to the good folks at Stacks Restaurant, since August we’ve had three weekly winners with a different athlete running in each of our papers: Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly, South Charlotte Weekly and Union County Weekly.
It’s been both boys and girls and by now we’ve included an athlete from all of our major coverage area schools.
This week, for example, we are recognizing Carmel Christian’s Myles Hunter for his performance over the weekend that led the Cougars to their second straight title. Hunter isn’t a household name – at least not yet – but the 6-foot-6 junior can play.
Providence Day’s Andi Levitz led the Chargers in scoring in their Final Four loss to eventual state champ North Raleigh Christian. Levitz also was just named to the NCISAA all-state team.
In Union County, Cuthbertson sophomore Maddie Dellinger had 10 points and seven boards, leading the Cavs past rival Charlotte Catholic. Dellinger has been one of the Cavs best players all season, leading them to a 24-3 record.
These athletes deserve to be recognized for what they’ve done, and that got our creative juices flowing in an office meeting one day.
And at our office, we think big.
When our brains finally came together, we came up with a brilliant idea: If we’re going to have all of these athletes from all of these schools for all of these weeks, why don’t we hold a celebration?
So, this year, we’re hosting the inaugural Charlotte Media Group’s Athlete of the Year. And it’s going to be huge.
Each paper is going to honor six athletes – one boy and one girl. They’ll be recognized for their athletic prowess and incredible accomplishments throughout this 2018-19 sports year.
There will be wonderful speakers, refreshments and so much more.
We hope you’ll join us in what will undoubtedly be a special night and certainly one to remember for our great athletes.
Want to help sponsor the event?
Companies or organizations interested in sponsoring the event should contact Adrian Garson at 704-849-2261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.