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Las Vegas Sun’s Standout Awards is a black-tie awards program honoring local student athletes and coaches in more than 10 categories. 

  • Honoree Count: 70-100



On Monday, May 22, 2023, the Las Vegas Sun hosted its sixth annual Sun Standout Awards at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa Showroom. Honoring the exceptional student athletes, coaches, sport teams, moments, and game of the 2022-2023 school year. This year’s Sun Standout Awards was presented by Vegas Golden Knights, Henderson Silver Knights, and Vegas Knight Hawks.

Prior to the awards program, Las Vegas Sun Reporter Case Keefer interviewed finalists in the Sun Standout Greenroom, sponsored by Findlay Toyota and captured through Facebook Live. The program highlighted the 12 award categories and was hosted by Las Vegas Sun Managing Editor,Ray Brewer. Each winner took home a trophy sponsored by Laborers Local 782.

Scholar-Athletes of the Year, Justine Dunaway and Bruce Woodbury were each surprised with a $2,500 scholarship from Vegas Golden Knights, Henderson Silver Knights, and Vegas Knight Hawks to the college of their choice. All finalists received medals sponsored by Nevada Goldmines, along with custom t-shirts provided by Nu World Graphics and sponsored by the Las Vegas Raiders. Brian Greenspun, CEO, Publisher and Editor of Greenspun Media Group made a special appearance to present the Hank Greenspun Lifetime Achievement award to Ed Cheltenham. In addition to the award program, guests enjoyed fun photobooth pictures and videos provided by Desert Cactus Booth and sponsored by Lincoln Dynamic Foundation. This year’s celebration was sponsored in support by Las Vegas Aviators, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, UFC, and the Las Vegas Aces.

Photos by Steve Marcus

EVENT PHOTOS:  2023  |  2022

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