By Marty Farmer
Hello sports fans!
It's Marty Farmer, the sports editor of the Wednesday Journal and Riverside-Brookfield Landmark. I have exciting news for you.
In conjunction with Dominican University, Wednesday Journal, Riverside-Brookfield Landmark and Forest Park Review, we proudly present the fourth annual Night of Champions awards party, which was created to celebrate the accomplishments of top high school teams, athletes and coaches from the near west suburbs, including Oak Park and River Forest, Fenwick, Riverside-Brookfield, Lyons Township and Nazareth. The event is free to the public and all our guests are encouraged to take part in this unique event.
The sports gala will be held on Wednesday, June 20, between 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Lund Auditorium on the Dominican University campus in River Forest.
A reception will be held in the foyer of the Lund Auditorium from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. with live music from the OPRF Jazz Trio, plus networking opportunities, sponsor booths, a raffle with several Chicago pro sports teams items and other surprises.
At 7:00 p.m., guests will gather in the Lund Auditorium for the sports awards portion of the evening, hosted by award-winning Wednesday Journal/Riverside-Brookfield Landmark sports editor Marty Farmer and Oak Park radio celebrity Doris Davenport of The Doris Davenport Show.
Top awards presented will include Male Team, Female Team, Male Athlete, Female Athlete and Coach of the Year Awards, plus a speech from two-time Olympic speedskater/OPRF graduate Emery Lehman.
Attire is casual/dress casual and school colors are welcomed.
*Check back soon at oakpark.com for information about how to register for your free tickets for Night of Champions!
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