By Amanda DiPaolo
The 13th Annual Nashville Sports Council Dinner of Champions is set to be held on Wednesday, March 9. The awards dinner will take place at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC). Two members of the Nashville Predators organization are up for awards.
Predators prospect and member of the Milwaukee Admirals, Blake Geoffrion is nominated for two awards.
The Brentwood native is nominated for the Coach Ed Temple Male Amateur Athletics Award as well as the Sports Person of the Year Award.
Geoffrion lead his Wisconsin squad to the Frozen Four and won the Hobey Baker award for best player in college hockey. Geoffrion is the first native of Middle Tennessee to win the Hobey Baker award, and currently plays for the Milwaukee Admirals, the Predators American Hockey League affiliate.
Predators captain Shea Weber is also up for the Sports Person of the Year Award.
Weber, a two-time NHL All-Star, was a member of Canada’s Olympic hockey team that won the gold medal and was named to the Olympic All-Star team, typing for second for points by a defenseman in the tournament. Weber has more than 100 assists in his young career, holds the franchise record for goals on the road by a defenseman, and only Mike Green of the Washington Capitals has more goals by a defensemen since the start of the 2005 NHL season. Weber is the youngest player to become captain in Predators history and is the first Predators draft pick to hold the honor.
Other nominees for Sports Person of the Year include Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price, Tennessee Titans kick returner Marc Mariani and MTSU Women’s Basketball player Alysha Clark.
Click on the link to go to the voting form. Winners will be determined by fan voting which is currently under way and runs through this coming Friday at 5 p.m.
The Dinner of Champions begins with a Silent Auction at 5:30pm followed by the awards ceremony at 7pm. Ticket information can be found online at NashvilleSports.com.
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