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Oregon sports take the stage

The stage is set for the 53rd annual Oregon Sports Awards.

The 90-minute show to honor the best in sports in the state for 2004 will take place Jan. 30 at the Tiger Woods Center at the Nike World Campus in Beaverton.

Awards will go to athletes, coaches, teams, administrators and organizations in 14 categories Ñ including pro, college, small college, high school and Special Olympics. Winners will come from the list of nearly 75 finalists who were selected by a statewide panel.

More than 20 sports celebrities will help Master of Ceremonies Bill Schonely present the awards.

The show, which starts at 6:30 p.m., will be televised live by KATU (2) and carried by simulcast on 1080 AM The Fan. The Fan also will broadcast two hours of pre-event coverage, starting at 4:30 p.m.

Tickets are $50 and include complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres before the show, along with desserts and coffee afterward. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. For ticket information, call 503-721-7477, ext. 13.

The event is sponsored by Nike, the Portland Tribune, KATU, Standard TV & Appliance, Les Schwab Tire Centers, the Portland Trail Blazers and SportsOne Inc.

ÑTribune staff