Save the date for the Indiana University Southeast Champions Dinner presented by Republic Bank recognizing former and current Grenadier athletics and coaches.

The fifth-annual Champions Dinner will be held Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 at Huber's Orchard and Winery's Plantation Hall. A Champions Club reception for former student-athletes will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the dinner at 6 p.m., and the program at 7 p.m.

The 2017 IU Southeast Male and Female Athletes of the Year will be recognized, as well as this year's recipient of the Jim Morris Champions of Character Award. The Distinguished Athletic Alumni Award will be presented to a former Grenadier student-athlete who, subsequent to graduation, have distinguished themselves by making significant professional and/or volunteer contributions to society and to their community.

Lastly, the department will honor an individual for their outstanding dedication to the program with the Grenadier Gratitude Award. The Grenadier Gratitude Award is designed to recognize individuals who, though they never competed as a student-athlete for IU Southeast, have made significant contributions of time and resources to the University's athletic programs. This award represents a tremendous appreciation for these individuals. The recipient and all of their support serve as a continuing reminder of the important value college athletics brings to the University and its students, faculty, alumni, and community.

The Champions Dinner was started in 2013 to honor outstanding student-athletes, engage athletic alumni, and to raise additional funding for IU Southeast athletics. In conjunction with the creation of this event, the event's premier award was dedicated in the name of former men's basketball head coach and athletic director Jim Morris. The Jim Morris Champions of Character Award is now given annually during this event to recognize a student-athlete who best represents what our students have to offer to the community. The Champions Dinner is a celebration of IU Southeast Athletics, the positive impact the Grenadier Athletic programs have on our community, and the people who help make it happen.

This year's award winners will be announced during the 2017 IU Southeast Student-Athlete Banquet on April 24.

Ticket info

The Champions Dinner will be held at Huber's Orchard and Winery's Plantation Hall located at 19816 Huber Road, Borden, IN 47106. A limited number of tickets will be available to the public. Individual tickets cost $75. For $200, the purchaser would receive two tickets and be featured in the event program as a Friend of Grenadier Athletics.

For questions about ticket sales or to purchase, please call (812) 941-2432 or send an e-mail to [email protected] - More info about the event can be found at www.ius.edu/champions.