The SPARK Awards

The SPARK Awards is an annual televised awards show airing on WKNO and the PBS network throughout the state of Tennessee. The show spotlights organizations and individuals in 13 categories, who are making a difference in the Mid-South. The public casts nominations and The Midtown Memphis Rotary Club selects the honorees. Park has been producing and hosting the show since its inception in 2014.

 
The Spark Awards 2019
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WKNO

The Spark Awards 2019

Rob Grayson and Tracy Bethea host the sixth annual SPARK Awards. The 2019 honorees of the SPARK Awards includes winners in 13 categories, including Legacy Award recipient Bill Morris. 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 Promotion. Additional funding is provided by Christian Brothers University, SRVS, Meritan, Mueller Industries, YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South, United Way of the Mid-South, Stuart Lloyd Cohen, and My Town Movers/My Town Roofing/My Town Miracles. 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 Event & Tent Rentals. Corporate, 100 Employees or Fewer: TopCat Masonry Contractors Corporate, 101-499 Employees: Buckman Corporate, 500+ Employees: Hollywood Feed Nonprofit, Budget under $1 million: Arise2Read Nonprofit, Budget $1-5 Million: Peer Power Foundation Nonprofit, Budget Greater than $5 Million: Agape Child & Family Services Education Leadership: Archie Moss Jr. (Principal, Bruce Elementary) Education Educator: Mary Riddle (Teacher, Hutchison School) Education School: University Middle Individual Adult: Jon Neal Individual Collegiate: Edgar Cruz Individual Youth: Logan Guleff 2019 Legacy Award: Bill Morris 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 Jeremy C. Park, CEO of cityCurrent, 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.
The SPARK Awards 2018
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WKNO

The SPARK Awards 2018

Rob Grayson and Kristee Lane host the fifth annual SPARK Awards. The 2018 honorees of the SPARK Awards includes winners in 13 categories, including Legacy Award recipient Glenda Hastings. 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, Mueller Industries, Meritan, United Way of the Mid-South, My Town Movers/My Town Roofing/My Town Miracles, and SRVS. 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 Mahaffey Event & Tent Rentals and Nolan Audio Video Solution. Corporate,100 Employees or Fewer: Transnetyx Corporate, 101-499 Employees: ARS/ Rescue Rooter Corporate, 500+ Employees: Kroger, Delta Division Nonprofit, Budget under $1 million: STS Enterprise Corporation Nonprofit, Budget $1-5 Million: Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Memphis, Inc. Nonprofit, Budget Greater than $5 Million: Meritan, Inc. Education Leadership: Dr. M. David Rudd (University of Memphis) Education Educator: Thomas Denson (Cherokee Elementary) Education School: Rhodes College Individual Adult: Dana & Frazer Gieselmann Individual Collegiate: Erin Lisa Aulfinger Individual Youth: Elianna Hills 2018 Legacy Award: Glenda Hastings 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 Jeremy C. Park, CEO of cityCurrent, 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.
The SPARK Awards 2017
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WKNO

The SPARK Awards 2017

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.