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FwF Knoxville's 3rd Impact Awards Gala
FwF Knoxville's 3rd Impact Awards Gala
Aug 24, 2024, 7:00 PM
On Broadway Event Center
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Attend the FwF Impact Awards Gala on August 24, 2024 to see who wins, enjoy a red carpet experience, meal & live music!

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FRIEND OF THE YEAR

Criteria for consideration:

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

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

  • 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 peers.
Share this page! The more votes, the more likely the candidate is to win. 

Nominees:

  • Taylor Davidson

  • Lynn Perry

  • Sabrina Schumacher

  • Maren Olsen

  • Sarah Roe

  • Carol Jodoin

  • Erica Davidson

  • Melissa Pinyon

  • Ron Cornell

  • Dana Banks

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BARTENDER/SERVER OF THE YEAR

Criteria for consideration:

  • Nomination must be accompanied by server/bartender's full name and place of employment. That way we can locate them.

  • Nominee must work in a Knoxville area location.

Awarded to Knoxville's favorite bartender or server.

Chosen solely by the public.

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Nominees:

  • Erica Gil - S&S Family Bowl

  • Stacy Barton - Skybox Sports Bar & Grill

  • Ailis Ito - Marble City Pub

  • Greg Burgwald - Xul Beer Company

  • Mark Miller - Wild Wing Cafe

  • Ashleigh Henard - Token Game Tavern

  • Stacey Bogus - Skybox Sports Bar & Grill

  • Nathan Vance - Last Days of Autumn

  • Chloe Golbluff - Token Game Tavern

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CHARITY OF THE YEAR

Criteria for consideration:

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

  • Charity must be an official 501c3

  • NOTE: FwF Helping Hands is not eligible this year.

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

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Nominees:

  • Xhunger

  • Knoxville Scottish Rite Foundation

  • All Heart Gunner

  • Childhelp of East Tennessee

  • Knoxville Habitat for Humanity

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KNOXVILLE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Criteria for consideration:

  • Nomination must be accompanied by artist's name and way to contact/find the artist online. Such as social page or website.

  • Nominee must be either a resident of Knoxville or had displayed their work within Knox County.

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

  • Nominee must have showcased their art form publicly (online/in-person) at least once in the year. Full year of 2023 until now.

Awarded to the local artist that has made an impact over the year.

Chosen solely by the public!

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Nominees:

  • Tracye Amber Sowders - Watercolor/Oil Artist

  • Luis Perez - Photographer

  • Jessica Gregory - Artisan

  • Matthew Gordon - Tattoo Artist

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SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD presented by FwF Sports

Criteria for consideration:

  • Nominee must have played in, or coached in, any of the Fun with Friends Sports Leagues over the past 12 months.

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

Awarded to the individual who always displays good sportsmanship during league play.
Chosen solely by the public!

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Nominees:

  • Sarah Roe - Softball

  • Ashley Moore - Softball, Adult Kickball, Youth Kickball, Beer Pong

  • Lynn Perry - Kickball, Cornhole, Beer Pong, Bowling

  • Maisie Moore - Pickleball

  • Jamie Hartless - Cornhole

  • Preston Boles - Youth Kickball, Adult Kickball

  • Glenn Williams - Youth Kickball, Adult Kickball

  • Kristin Sullivan - Youth Kickball, Adult Kickball

  • Tonya Jelf - Youth Kickball

  • Eliza Boles - Youth Kickball, Adult Kickball

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FIRST RESPONDER AWARD

Criteria for consideration:

  • Nominee must be a qualified candidate for this category.

  • Nominee must reside in OR service the Knoxville area.

  • Nomination MUST include person's full name along with place of employment or volunteer.

  • The term “first responder” includes a firefighter, law enforcement officer, paramedic, emergency medical technician, or other individual (including an employee of a legally organized and recognized volunteer organization, whether compensated or not), who, in the course of their professional duties, responds to fire, medical, hazardous material, or other similar emergencies.

Awarded to an individual on the front line who responds in an emergency to save lives and help the public.

Chosen solely by the public.

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Nominees:

  • Emily Buskey - Lifeguard Ambulance Service

  • Jason Lubienski - Knox Co Sheriff's Office

  • Darrell Robertson - Fire Station 15 Fountain City

  • Alexandra "Sasha" Shailluka - TN Hwy Patrol

  • Caleb Tuell - Fire Dept Captain/Paramedic

  • Dempsey Harshaw - EMT Fire Station 17

  • Randy Wilson - Rural Metro

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SMALL BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR AWARD

Criteria for consideration:

  • Nominee must serve the Knoxville community or conduct business primarily within Knox County.

  • For our criteria, business can have anywhere from 1-1000 employees.

  • Nominee can be a business owner OR local business. The award will be presented with both names.

Awarded to the local small business/owner making a BIG impact.

Chosen solely by the public.

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Nominees:

  • Michael McLain - Marble City Pub

  • Erica Davidson - East Tennessee Music Therapy

  • Mel & Jason Pinyon - Top Knox Beauty Bar

  • Omar Yousif - Skybox/Mirage

  • Luis Perez Photos

  • Vallie Prince - The Kraken's Cup

  • Matt Robb's Biscuits

  • Amy Sullivan Photography

  • Courtney Barry - Token/Bit Burger/Space Bar

  • Dana Banks - Bello Business Solutions

  • Nichole Curott - NikNak's Ice Cream

  • Nicole Baro - Nirvana Barber Studio

  • Lev Golosov - Garage Floor Masters

  • Shanna Seflers Scentsy

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KNOXVILLE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE YEAR

Criteria for consideration:

  • Location must be based in Knoxville.

  • Location must be a brick and mortar.

  • Location establishment must be ANY of the following:
    restaurant, club, bar and/or entertainment venue

Awarded to one of your local favorite establishments.

Chosen solely by the public.

Share this page! The more votes, the more likely the candidate is to win.

 

Nominees:

  • Token Game Tavern

  • Craft Axe Throwing Downtown

  • Sticky Rice Cafe

  • Little Gym Farragut

  • The Kraken's Cup

  • Marble City Pub

  • Last Days of Autumn

  • Hexagon Brewing Co.

  • Mirage Knoxville

  • TN Tap House

  • NikNak's Ice Cream

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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.


Nominees:

  • Dheeman Chatterji

  • Lynn Perry

  • Sabrina Schumacher

  • Maren Olsen

  • Rob Kosky
     

Attend the FwF Impact Awards Gala on August 24, 2024 to see who wins, enjoy a red carpet experience, meal & live music!

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SOCIAL WORKER OF THE YEAR

Criteria for consideration:

  • Nominee must be a qualified social worker. 

  • Nominee must be someone who services the Knoxville community.

  • Nomination MUST include the company they work for.

Awarded to an individual who has made a positive impact through their outstanding work with either adults, children or families.

Chosen solely by the public.

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Nominees:

  • Ashley Moore - Childhelp

  • Melanie O'Dowd - Ridgeview Behavioral Health

  • Herb Piercy IV - The 8th Judicial District Public Defenders Office

  • Kaileen Jortiz - Helen Mcnabb Center

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FOUNDER'S AWARD

Criteria for consideration:

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

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

  • 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. A good representation of the foundation of what FwF was based upon.


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

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

Nominees:

  • Lynn Perry

  • Krystal Karnes

  • Karli Creekmore

  • Ange Schroeder

  • Sarah Roe
     

Attend the FwF Impact Awards Gala on August 24, 2024 to see who wins, enjoy a red carpet experience, meal & live music!

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TRADESPERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD

Criteria for consideration:

  • Nominee must be a qualified & currently active worker within their particular trade. 

  • Nomination MUST include full name and name of employer, or link to social or website to locate.

  • Please only nominate an individual and not an entire company. Even if they own said business.

  • Nominee must be someone who services the Knoxville community.

  • A tradesperson or tradesman/woman is a skilled worker that specializes in a particular trade. Tradesperson usually gain their skills through work experience, on-the-job training, an apprenticeship program or formal education.

Awarded to an individual who has displayed excellence in their trade. Chosen solely by the public.

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Nominees:

  • Barry Adriance - The Plumbing Pros

  • Jonah Hollifield - Knoxville Land Design

  • A.C. Carmichael - Carmichael Motors

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