Event Details

3rd Annual Record-Journal Best of the Bunch Brunch 2018

A Celebration of Local High School Athletes

2018 Event Highlights:

  • Master of Ceremonies: Joe Zone, WFSB Channel 3 Eyewitness News Sports Director
  • Date: Sunday, June 24, 2018
  • Time: 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Location: Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry Street, Southington
  • Honoring: 330+ local high school athletes from Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and Cheshire for their achievements throughout the school year including Record-Journal Athletes of the Week, Record-Journal Scholar Athletes and All R-J Teams nominees.

Awards to be Presented:

  • Over 20 Athletes as best in their sport
  • Male Athlete of the Year
  • Female Athlete of the Year
  • Male Scholar Athlete of the Year
  • Female Scholar Athlete of the Year
  • Coach of the Year


The Famous Aqua Turf Brunch will be served.

The public is invited to this special event.


ALL TICKETS MUST BE RESERVED ONLINE BEFORE THE EVENT TO GUARANTEE SEATING. STUDENT ATHLETE NOMINEE TICKETS ARE FREE, BUT STILL REQUIRE A TICKET RESERVATION.


To see photos and highlights of the 2017 Best of the Bunch Brunch, click here.


Keynote Speaker

Kevin Negandhi, anchor for the 6p.m. ET SportsCenter on ESPN. In addition to being a part of an Emmy nominated SportsCenter, Negandhi has hosted NFL Live, Baseball Tonight, Outside the Lines, College Football Live, NBA Tonight, the women’s NCAA basketball Final Four and the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.


Keynote Speaker Update - Due to unforeseen circumstances, Jim Calhoun will no longer be able to appear at our event. However, we are thrilled to announce Kevin Negandhi from ESPN’s SportsCenter, as our new keynote speaker.




A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS


Record-Journal Scholar Athletes Sponsor & Premium Brunch Sponsor

Middlesex Community College

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Silver Brunch Sponsor

Bongiovanni Insurance & Financial

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New Britain Bees


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