The Boston Globe has announced plans for a sports awards program that will honor the best of Boston and New England sports. The Globies Presented by Mercedes-Benz will be held Oct. 6 at House of Blues in Boston.
Awards will be given in a variety of categories, including MVPs of the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, Celtics, and Revolution, the Boston Pride Award, Community Hero, and Best Female Athlete.
“New England has one of the world’s most passionate sports fan bases and we want to create a new tradition to celebrate the teams and individuals that fuel our passion while forging a stronger connection with those fans,” said Globe CEO Mike Sheehan.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to collaborate with our editorial team and our readers to identify the most worthy recipients of The Globies awards and bring together fans and athletes for a world-class celebration of our dynamic sports community.
“We are grateful to our principal partner, the Boston Area Mercedes-Benz Dealers, for leading the efforts to make this vision a reality, as well as our presenting sponsor MGM Springfield, a company with deep roots in sports and entertainment.”
Nominees and winners will be chosen by the Globe sports department, although fan voting will be conducted on a web page dedicated to the event and will be considered by the judges in making their final decisions.
Two awards will be left entirely up to the fans via online voting: Fan Favorite and Athlete of the Year.
In July, nominees will be revealed and fan voting will begin.
“Sports are so tightly woven into New England’s cultural fabric, and our coverage aims to be at the pulse of the athletes and competitions that drive our readers’ passion,” said Globe sports editor Joe Sullivan.
“We want to establish The Globies as the premier celebration of the athletes and teams that make New England the best sports region in the country and the world.”
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