Fun with Friends Impact Awards are focused on those in the FwF and Knox community who helped make an impact over the year!

Purchase tickets via the event below. See the nominees and event sponsors further down!

 
When
Dec 31, 7:00 PM – Jan 01, 12:30 AM
Where
The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm,
9133 Hunter Valley Ln, Knoxville, TN 37922, USA

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FRIEND OF THE YEAR

Criteria for consideration:

  • Nominee must be a current member of Fun with Friends Knoxville Activities Group for 3+ months.

  • Nominee must be a resident of Knoxville or surrounding areas.

  • Nomination must be accompanied by an explanation as to why they are being considered.

  • Nominee can't nominate themselves.

  • Nominee must be an individual who is welcoming, helpful and friendly to those they meet.


Awarded to the FwF community member who has displayed friendship and compassion to their fellow friends.
Top 6 collective nominations will be voted on by our FwF voter's committee.

2021 Nominees:

  • Maren Olsen

  • Ron Cornell

  • Adam Cline

  • Jessica Moore

  • Karli Creekmore

  • Dusty Foust

  • Ange Schroeder

  • Cory Brown
     

Attend the FwF Impact Awards & NYE Celebration on Dec 31, 2021 to see who wins!

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BARTENDER/SERVER OF 2021

Criteria for consideration:

  • Nomination must be accompanied by server/bartender's full name and a way to contact/find them.

  • Nominee must work in a Knoxville or surround areas location.

Awarded to Knoxville's favorite and chosen solely by YOU.

Nominations close Sept 14. From there, your collective votes will determine the winner.
POLL IS CLOSED - VOTING ENDED

2021 Nominees:

  • Erica Gil - Family Bowl

  • Stacey Kimbaugh - Skybox

  • Omar Yousif - Skybox

  • Shadia Suarez - Token Game Tavern

  • Lindsay Chapman - Fountain City Social

  • Alexander Downs - Clancy/Knox Box

  • Scott Durso - Token Game Tavern

  • Megan Walker - Powell Aubreys
     

Attend the FwF Impact Awards & NYE Celebration on Dec 31, 2021 to see who wins!

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CHARITY OF THE YEAR

Criteria for consideration:

  • Charity must be Knoxville based OR have a division in Knoxville.

  • Explain why this charity is deserving above other's

  • Charity must be an official 501c3

Awarded to the Knoxville charity that has went above and beyond in their efforts. Chosen solely by YOU!

Nominations close Sept 14. From there, your collective votes will determine the winner.

POLL IS CLOSED - VOTING ENDED

2021 Nominees:

  • CASA of East TN

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • Cupid's Charity
     

Attend the FwF Impact Awards & NYE Celebration on Dec 31, 2021 to see who wins!

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LOCAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Criteria for consideration:

  • Nomination must be accompanied by artist's full name and way to contact/find the artist.

  • Nominee must be a Knoxville (or surrounding areas) artist and resident.

  • Nominee must express themselves originally through any form of the arts.

  • Nominee must have showcased their their artform publicly (online/in-person) at least once in the year.

Awarded to the local artist that has made a big artistic impact over the year. Winner chosen solely by YOU!

Nominations close Sept 14. From there, your collective votes will determine the winner.

POLL IS CLOSED - VOTING ENDED

2021 Nominees:

  • Kara Lockmiller

  • Misty Griffin

  • Wendel Werner

  • Ivy Mize
     

Attend the FwF Impact Awards & NYE Celebration on Dec 31, 2021 to see who wins!

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SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

Criteria for consideration:

  • Nominee must have played in Fun with Friends Sports Leagues over the year.

  • Nominee must display good sportsmanship, fair and generous behavior or treatment of others.

  • Nomination must be accompanied with an explanation as to why.

Awarded to the individual who always displays good sportsmanship during league play.
Top 6 collective nominations will be voted on by our FwF voter's committee.

2021 Nominees:

  • Jordan Scott

  • Sarah Roe

  • Mike Hiday

  • Chad Quist

  • Scott Shultz

  • Anthony Bennett
     

Attend the FwF Impact Awards & NYE Celebration on Dec 31, 2021 to see who wins!

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DIFFERENCE MAKER AWARD

Criteria for consideration:

  • Nominee must be a current member of Fun with Friends Knoxville Activities Group.

  • Nominee must resident in Knoxville or surrounding areas.

  • Nomination must explain why you are nominating this person.

  • Nominee is someone who inspires others in the group through their contributions.

  • Nominee qualities could include but are not be limited to: they create new experiences, new events, host events, involve new people, improves the experience of the community.

Awarded to a person who improves the FwF community through their contributions.

Top 6 collective nominations will be voted on by our FwF voter's committee.

2021 Nominees:

  • Erik Swartz

  • Cory Brown

  • Jessica Moore

  • Dusty Foust

  • Dheeman Chatterji
     

Attend the FwF Impact Awards & NYE Celebration on Dec 31, 2021 to see who wins!

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GOOD SAMARITAN AWARD

Criteria for consideration:

  • Nominee must be a current member of Fun with Friends Knoxville Activities Group.

  • Nominee must resident in Knoxville or surrounding areas.

  • Nomination must explain why you are nominating this person.

  • Nominee is someone who steps up to help out.

  • Nominee is someone who helps the FwF community and/or it's members without being asked to.

Awarded to a person who exhibits a willingness to help others in the FwF community.

Top 6 collective nominations will be voted on by our FwF voter's committee.

2021 Nominees:

  • Krystal Karnes

  • Chad Quist

  • Karli Creekmore

  • Travis Weeks

  • Erik Swartz

  • Jessica Moore
     

Attend the FwF Impact Awards & NYE Celebration on Dec 31, 2021 to see who wins!

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FWF EVENT ESTABLISHMENT OF THE YEAR

Criteria for consideration:

  • Must be a location that Fun with Friends Knoxville has held events at 10 times (or more) in the year leading up to voting.

  • A location that has been gracious to allow us space and worked with us on organizing events.

Awarded to one of many of our favorite establishments.

This category is pre-selected based on criteria and voted on by our FwF voter's committee.
 

2021 Nominees:

  • Token Game Tavern

  • S&S Family Bowl

  • Skybox Sports Bar & Grill

  • Hexagon Brewing Co.

  • Craft Axe Throwing

  • Barrelhouse by Gypsy Circus

  • Union Place Bar & Grill
     

Attend the FwF Impact Awards & NYE Celebration on Dec 31, 2021 to see who wins!

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HELPING HANDS AWARD

Criteria for consideration:

  • Must be a current member of Fun with Friends Knoxville Activities Group for 3+ months.

  • Has contributed/participated/ volunteered for two Helping Hands initiatives in the past year.

Awarded to a charitable volunteer who has dedicated their time and services for Helping Hands initiatives.

Selected by the Helping Hands board then voted on by the FwF voter's committee.

2021 Nominees:

  • Cory Brown

  • Amy Stoudt

  • Lauren Hutchins

  • DeAnna McGill

  • Brittany Biorck

  • Jessica Moore
     

Attend the FwF Impact Awards & NYE Celebration on Dec 31, 2021 to see who wins!

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NEWCOMER AWARD

Criteria for consideration:

  • Nominee must be a current member of Fun with Friends Knoxville Activities Group.

  • Nominee must be a resident of Knoxville or surrounding areas.

  • Nominee must have joined the group after the new year.

  • Nominee must have attended or been involved with 10+ FwF activities in this time frame.

  • Nomination must explain why you are nominating this person.

Awarded to a new community member who immediately jumped into involvement with the group.
Top 6 collective nominations will be voted on by our FwF voter's committee.

2021 Nominees:

  • Julie Catlin

  • Travis Weeks

  • Cierra Bussard

  • Shanna Seflers
     

Attend the FwF Impact Awards & NYE Celebration on Dec 31, 2021 to see who wins!

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FOUNDER'S AWARD

Criteria for consideration:

  • Nominee must be a current member of Fun with Friends Knoxville Activities Group.

  • Nominee must be a resident of Knoxville or surrounding areas.

  • Nomination must be accompanied by an explanation as to why they are being considered.

  • Nominee must have been in the group for 2+ years and still actively involved.

  • Nominee must display acts of being welcoming, helpful and assisting in spreading the FwF name.


Founder's Award can only be given once in a lifetime.

Selected by the founder and voted on by the FwF Voter's committee.

2021 Nominees:

  • Lauren McCloud

  • Jamin Moss

  • Maren Olsen

  • Lauren Hutchins

  • Cory Brown

  • Kevin Heckler
     

Attend the FwF Impact Awards & NYE Celebration on Dec 31, 2021 to see who wins!

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FWF SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR (SMITY)

Criteria for consideration:

  • Nominee must be a current member of Fun with Friends Knoxville Activities Group.

  • Nominee must be a visual storyteller through the "media" outlets FwF provides.

  • Nominee can't nominate themselves.

Awarded to the FwF community member who displayed excellence in our "media" platforms. Be that our YouTube, LIVE show, Instagram, Facebook pages or sharing visuals to promote on our group page.

Selected by a board of members involved in these areas then voted on by the FwF voter's committee.

2021 Nominees:

  • Brittany Biorck for her work on being a visual and interactive storyteller on the group page and running our instagram account

  • Krystal Karnes for her work on being a consistent visual and interactive storyteller of most of our events, showcasing many both on and off of FwF

  • Christian Ferrer-Garcia for his work as producer of the FwF LIVE show

  • Adam Cline for his FwF visuals/graphics, FwF YouTube content and post production work on the FwF LIVE show

  • Oliver McIntosh for his photography work with the FwF Calendar, FwF Prom and FwF photography walks

  • Cory Brown for his work on being a consistent visual  and interactive storyteller of most of our events, showcasing many both on and off of FwF

 

Attend the FwF Impact Awards & NYE Celebration on Dec 31, 2021 to see who wins!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL NOMINEES & THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!

2021 FwF Impact Awards Gala is sponsored by the following:

PLATINUM SPONSORS
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SILVER SPONSORS
A Ruff Joint • 865-661-5313 • Facebook.com/aruffjoint
Complete Weddings + Events Knoxville • 865-599-8031 • https://completewedo.com/knoxville/


 

BRONZE SPONSORS
Token Game TavernBetter When BakedBob's Liquor & Wine
Hexagon Brewing Co.
Albright Grove Brewing Shanna Seflers Scentsy