In this hour-long presentation, Tracy Bethea and Rob Grayson host the fourth annual SPARK Awards. The 2017 honorees of the SPARK Awards includes winners in 13 categories, including Legacy Award recipient Herman Morris Jr.
The SPARK Awards is the Mid-South's annual televised award show focused on honoring individuals and organizations making a difference in our community. Produced by WKNO-TV and cityCURRENT, major funding for The SPARK Awards is provided by Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance, Data Facts, and Champion Awards & Apparel. Additional funding is provided by Christian Brothers University, SRVS, My Town Movers/My Town Roofing/My Town Miracles, and Mueller Industries. Nominations come from the public and are reviewed and finalized by The Midtown Memphis Rotary Club. Event support for The SPARK Awards was provided by Nolan Audio Video Solution and Mahaffey Tent & Event Rentals.
THE SPARK AWARDS 2017 WINNERS
Corporate 100 Employees or Fewer: Champion Awards and Apparel
Corporate 100-499 Employees: ServiceMaster by Stratos
Corporate 500 Plus Employees: International Paper
Nonprofit, Budget Under $1 Million: The Kosten Foundation - Pancreatic Cancer Support
Nonprofit, Budget $1-5 Million: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis
Nonprofit, Budget Over $5 Million: ALSAC/St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Education -School: St. Agnes School/St. Dominic Academy
Education: Educator: Tonyal Mathes (College Campus Transition Program, U of Memphis)
Education: Leadership: Darla Young (Principal, Havenview Middle School)
Individual - Youth: Timmy Becton, Jr. (Douglass High School)
Individual - Collegiate: Myles Franklin (George Washington University)
Individual - Adult: Joseph Tyler (Mid-South Veterans Help Desk)
2017 Legacy Award: Herman Morris, Jr.
The SPARK Awards is an extension of our WKNO-TV series, The SPARK. The SPARK is a monthly 30-minute show, executive produced and hosted by cityCURRENT president Jeremy C. Park, about business and community leaders who are fueling change and giving back to the Mid-South. The SPARK airs the third Friday of each month at 7:30 PM on WKNO/Channel 10. It is a collaborative production between cityCURRENT and WKNO-TV.