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Attend the Georgia Power Sports Awards Presented by the Greater Savannah Sports Council on September 25

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By: Calli Arnold

September 18, 2012 SAVANNAH, GA -- Local athletes and partners will be honored at the Greater Savannah Sports Council luncheon, sponsored by Georgia Power, on Tuesday, September 25 at the Savannah Marriot Riverfront.

The Sports Awards Luncheon is an annual fundraiser for the Greater Savannah Sports Council and an opportunity to recognize local athletes and industry partners. The event will feature the John F. Hodges O.A.S.I.S. Award, the Generations Awards, the Sports Event of the Year Award and a Top Moments in Sports video produced by WJCL / Fox 28.

Networking will begin at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. Table sponsorships are available for $450 for a table sponsor, $250 for a half table sponsor and $65 for an individual ticket.

Listed below are the recipients of the 2012 Georgia Power Sports Awards, who have excelled at their given sport or business:

• The John F. Hodges O.A.S.I.S. Award, sponsored by the Savannah Morning News, goes to an individual who has shown outstanding achievement in sports in Savannah.

2012 Recipient: Al Kennickell

• The Generations Award(s), presented by Georgia Power, is given to an individual or team that has excelled in their given sport over the past year.

2012 Recipients:
Varsity Football, Savannah Christian
Varsity Basketball, Bethesda Academy
Jade Stokes, Windsor Forest High School
Swimming, SCAD Athletics
Equestrian, SCAD Athletics
Women’s–Lacrosse, SCAD Athletics
Men’s Tennis, Armstrong Atlantic State University
Women’s Tennis, Armstrong Atlantic State University

• The Sports Event of the Year Award, sponsored by the Greater Savannah Sports Council, is presented to an organization/local sporting event that has excelled in promoting its given sport by having a safe and successful community event.

2012 Recipient: Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

For more information, please contact Benjamin Wilder, director of the Greater Savannah Sports Council, at 912.644.6414 or For media information, please contact Calli Arnold at 912.644.6429 or

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