Crossville Cumberland County
Sports and Events Council
392 North Main Street
Crossville, TN 38555
The Sports Council also supports local events such as The Character Banquet. This event recognizes high school students that participate in Stone Memorial and Cumberland County Sports teams for their character.
The second annual Character Banquet was held at the Community Complex in Crossville, Tennessee, on May 6, 2023. The Crossville-Cumberland County Sports and Events Council organized the prestigious event. Funding was provided by four local Sponsors, First National Bank of Tennessee, First Bank, The Sports Council and Camp Nakanawa.
Through their generous sponsorship our 41 honorees and 300 parents, families, guests, local officials, coaches and administrators attended the banquet by invitation at no cost. Speaker sponsorship was provided by Ann and Pepe Perron. A representative from each sponsor was recognized for their sponsorship of this event.
The purpose of this event is to recognize our student-athletes nominated by coaches from each sport from both high schools for their LEADERSHIP, VALUES and CHARACTER. The event’s theme: Values Matter – Character Counts serves as a guideline for the selection of our character honorees. One overall winner is selected from our two high schools and awarded a $500 college scholarship.
The teams our honorees play for also receive $500 each for team-related expenses. One coach stated that from the perspective of a coach and parent, the Character Award is the highest honor a student-athlete can receive.
The Character Banquet is quickly becoming one of the most prestigious events in the State of Tennessee. -The Crossville Chronicle
Al Wilson, University of Tennessee All-American and Denver Bronco All-Pro Football player was the Keynote Speaker. His message centered around the importance of leadership, values and character as you travel through life. Al received a standing ovation at the conclusion of his speech.
Robert Moore, cellist, provided our dinner music and did an amazing job.
First National Bank of Tennessee, First Bank, The Sports Council and Camp Nakanawa are proud to be associated with this wonderful event.