Moultrie News will honor the area’s finest local high school athletes during the second annual Best of Prep Sports Awards May 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Alhambra Hall in Mount Pleasant.

This unique event is organized to celebrate the very best of the East Cooper coverage area’s high school athletes. Our staff has worked with local coaches and athletic directors to narrow the field of standout athletes from the 2018-19 seasons into a pool of worth nominees.

Awards will be given to the top athletes from each of the 23 sanctioned sports covered by the Moultrie News. Additional honors will be given for several other categories including awards for male and female Athlete of the Year, Team of the Year, a Courage Award and several others. Members of Academic Magnet, Ashley Hall, Bishop England, First Baptist, Oceanside, Palmetto Christian, Philip Simmons, Porter-Gaud, and Wando are all being considered.

Parents, coaches, teachers and other high school sports fans are encouraged to attend the event, which will be emceed by well-known local news personality Dean Stephens and hosted by former South Carolina Gamecocks Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers.

Last year’s event drew more than 200 guests and was highlighted by guest speaker Ben Boulware of Clemson’s 2017 national championship football team.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact advertising@moultrienews.com to learn about sponsorship packages. This is a perfect opportunity to show your appreciation and support for local high school athletes.

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Best of Prep Sports Male Athlete of the Year award winner, Leo Albano.

Tickets are available online at moultrienews.com/bestofprep.