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McCormick Announces 81st Annual Unsung Heroes Awards Virtual Event

Ed Reed, Hall of Fame Safety for the Baltimore Ravens, to address student-athletes

McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC), a global leader in flavor, today announced that its 81st annual McCormick Unsung Heroes Awards Ceremony will be held virtually on Monday, May 3, 2021. To date, the Company has awarded $1.9 million in scholarships to deserving student athletes.

For 81 years, nominees, parents or guardians, coaches and athletic directors have been invited to participate in the historic Unsung Heroes event. Given continued concerns around large events due to COVID-19, the Company has decided to host a virtual event for the 2nd year in a row to allow teammates, extended family, teachers and friends to also join the event from their homes to celebrate their unsung hero. Ed Reed, former NFL Safety for the Baltimore Ravens, will be the keynote speaker for the event and will address the student-athletes being honored. Sports radio personality Scott Garceau, of 105.7 The Fan, will serve as emcee for the event and music will be provided by DJ Kopec.

To join the event, please do so through the event’s landing page:


The event is scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST.

The McCormick Unsung Heroes Virtual Scholarship Awards honoring deserving student-athletes across all sports. A total of 100 high school seniors from 62 Baltimore area public, private, parochial and independent schools have been nominated. Two of the honorees – one male and one female – will receive the 2021 Charles Perry McCormick Scholarship, valued at $40,000 over four academic years. Two $7,500 scholarships and two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to students for their efforts on and off the field, for a total of $105,000 in scholarships given to deserving students at the virtual event.

The Unsung Heroes program recognizes unselfish student-athletes and honors those who substantially contribute to the success of their school without receiving acclaim. Originally established in 1940 by former McCormick & Company Chairman Charles P. McCormick Sr., the program is reflective of McCormick & Company’s core belief in The Power of People.

To see the list of 2021 McCormick Unsung Hero Honorees, please click here.

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