The 109th annual Awards Dinner, presented by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association. This is the longest continuous sports banquet in the country.

Monday night, Jan. 28, 2013. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the festivities begin at 6:30.

The Crowne Plaza on Route 70 in Cherry Hill, “just minutes from the bridges.”

Is it open to the public?
By all means!

How much?
Tickets are $95; bring your friends and get a table for 12 for $1140.

How do I get my tickets?
Click here!

Who is going to be there?
Each year, the PSWA assembles an all-star dais of local talent and hall-of-famers. Almost 50 athletes and coaches are seated at our head table, and many will receive awards and/or speak. We will be selecting and confirming guests in the coming days and weeks, and when we release the news to local media outlets, we will also post them on this blog.

Visit this web site often for the latest information and copies of our press releases.

Can I get autographs or photographs?
Yes … and no. We have had some guests who have gone above-and-beyond, signing autographs late into the night. Wilt Chamberlain and Hershel Walker were especially accommodating. But our guests are under no obligation to sign autographs; they are not paid to appear at our dinner, and the dinner is not designed or marketed as an autograph-signing event. We ask that you treat our guests with respect, and do not approach the dais during dinner or the speaking portion of the evening.

Where do I sit?
Each ticket is issued with a Table No. on the back. You will be assigned a table for the duration of the evening. Priority is given to our repeat customers – we have some tables that have been in the same family for 50 years or more! – and our table-purchasers. We do our best to be as fair as we possibly can to ALL our paying guests, and be assured that there is a decent view from any table in the room.

What is the dress for the event?
I’d say, “dress for a job interview.” Most men in attendance will have a jacket and tie, but some will go casual with a pair of dockers and a sweater. Anything in between is acceptable. For the women, the range is from business casual to Sunday dress.

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