CLEVELAND – Greater Cleveland Sports Awards presented by Medical Mutual and Ancora will be held on Wednesday, January 25th at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns Legend, will host the premier annual sports fundraiser supporting Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and celebrating a year of athletic achievements in Northeast Ohio from high school stars to professional athletes.
Award nominations will be selected in the following categories:
·Male High School Athlete of the Year presented by University Hospitals Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute
·Female High School Athlete of the Year presented by University Hospitals Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute
·Male Collegiate Athlete of the Year presented by H. Jack's Plumbing & Heating Co. "The Super Plumber!"
·Female Collegiate Athlete of the Year presented by H. Jack's Plumbing & Heating Co. "The Super Plumber!"
·Professional Athlete of the Year
·Sports Development Award
·5-Star Senior Athlete Award presented by Medical Mutual
·Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Union Home Mortgage
·Cleveland Clinic Sports Medicine Courage Award
·Best Moment in Cleveland Sports presented by JACK Entertainment
This year’s host, Thomas, was an NFL offensive tackle for the Cleveland Browns after being chosen by the club as the third overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. During his tenure with the team, Thomas was selected to Pro Bowl every season and did not miss a single play in his career until the 2017 season. His 10,363 consecutive snaps played is the longest streak since the NFL began recording snap counts in 1999. Thomas is a 10x Pro Bowl and 9x All Pro selection. He played college football for the University of Wisconsin, earned unanimous All-American honors, and was recognized as the top college interior lineman. This September, the Cleveland Browns inducted Thomas into the teams’ Legends program at halftime during the Browns v. Jets game.
For more information or to purchase a table, visit clevelandsportsawards.com.