Greater Cleveland Sports Commission

Greater Cleveland Sports Awards

VOTING PROCESS

Local sports and media outlets are invited to nominate athletes and select finalists from Northeast Ohio from the following nine counties: Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Stark and Summit. 

Finalists are selected in each of the following Greater Cleveland Sports Awards Categories:

Male High School Athlete of the Year presented by University Hospitals Sports Medicine
Female High School Athlete of the Year presented by University Hospitals Sports Medicine
Male Collegiate Athlete of the Year
Female Collegiate Athlete of the Year
Professional Athlete of the Year presented by FOX Sports Ohio

A special awards committee is formed to select recipients for the following awards:

Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Courage Award
Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Cuyahoga Community College
Sports Development Gold Medalist Award

The following is a sample of local media outlets asked to participate in the nomination process:

Akron Beacon Journal, Associated Press, Cleveland.com, Crain’s Cleveland Business, Daily Record, The News Herald, The Plain Dealer, ESPN Cleveland 950, WAKR 1590, WKRK 92.3, WTAM 1100, FOX Sports Ohio, WEWS – TV 5, WJW – TV 8, WKYC – TV 3, WOIO – TV 19

Best Moment presented by JACK Cleveland Casino is nominated by the general public who provide their submissions for Best Moment in Cleveland Sports during 2019. The winning moment is based on the number of submissions and will be announced live at 20th Greater Cleveland Sports Awards. 

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