Hernandez, Coates to receive Pop Warner awards

Hernandez, Coates to receive Pop Warner awards
May 25, 2013, 3:45 pm
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The Patriots will be well represented at the 2013 Pop Warner All-American Scholastic Banquet at the Boston Marriott Copley Place on Saturday night.

The event honors achievements of Pop Warner's athletes and recognized professional athletes who serve as positive role models.

According to a press release by the organization, Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, and former tight end Ben Coates will be receiving awards at Saturday's banquet.

Aaron Hernandez will accept the Inspiration to Youth award, which is presented to someone who insures youth to become great achievers of tomorrow.

Ben Coates will be presented the Humanitarian Award, given to someone who has portrayed outstanding athletic achievement and humanitarian principles while serving as an inspiration to youth.

Also, the New England Patriots will be named the NFL Team of the Year by the organization.  

Others who will be honored at the event are Olympic figure skater, Nancy Kerrigan and Washington Redskins running back, Alfred Morris.