All honorees will be recognized and more than $100,000 in scholarships will be awarded on May 11th; Watch it live
by Gary Adornato
The 80th annual McCormick Unsung Heroes Awards has now transformed into a virtual celebration which will be streamed live across the web on Monday, May 11th.
The annual event presented by McCormick & Company, which has been honoring unsung Baltimore area student-athletes for the last 80 years, has adapted to the current health crisis caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic and moved from a live event, originally scheduled to take place at Martin’s Valley Mansion in Cockeysville, to a virtual experience and you are invited to watch.
In announcing the virtual event, McCormick expressed excitement over the fact that more people than ever can watch the presentation, which includes the announcement of two grand prize winners, one boy and one girl, who will each receive a $40,000 Charles Perry McCormick College Scholarship. Two second-place winners, also one boy and one girl, will each receive $7,500 college scholarships and two third place winners, again one boy and one girl, will receive $5,000 scholarships, for a grand total of $105,000 in scholarships.
“In previous years, nominees, parents or guardians, coaches and athletic directors have been invited to participate in the live event,” said the statement from McCormick. “This year, the virtual environment presents the unique opportunity for teammates, extended family, teachers and friends to also join the event from their homes and celebrate their unsung hero.”
The event will kickoff at 6:30 p.m. with a live watch party from Baltimore DJ Chris Kopec. It will follow with the traditional ceremony and include the announcement of each of our Unsung Hero nominees. The announcement of the scholarship winners will be hosted live by Lori Robinson, Vice President of Corporate Branding, Communications, & Community Relations.
A total of 114 high school seniors, across all sports and nominated by their schools, will be honored this year. These students are from 69 Baltimore area public, private and parochial and independent schools.
The event will be streamed live at the link below. It will also be simulcasted from the home page of VarsitySportsNetwork.com as well as the McCormick Unsung Heroes Facebook page and the VSN Facebook page.
Please tune in and see these amazing student athletes honored on Monday, May 11, 2020, at 6:30 p.m., and please share this invitation with all who would enjoy attending.