*Steve Harvey’s  2011 Ford Hoodie Awards is just around the corner and it’s going to be even bigger and better than the last.

Going on for its 9th straight year, the 2011 edition will be held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Some of the presenters include Anthony Anderson, Kevin Hart, Kyle Massey, Elise Neal and George Wallace.

Live performances include Kem, Jill Scott and Kirk Franklin.

The Hoodie Awards celebrate the everyday man and woman who do their best to impact and uplift their brethren throughout the community. It’s all about the service.

Categories include of Best High School, Best High School Teacher, Best Church, Best Church Choir, Best Soul Food, Best Barbecue, Best Fried Chicken, Best Car Wash/Detail Shop, Best Beauty Salon, Best Nail Salon, Best Barber Shop and Best Community Leader.

The nomination period in the twelve categories runs May 23rd to June 8th, and voting on the nominees runs June 27th to July 13th, with nominations and voting for one category per day.

Tickets and packages for the 9th Annual awards show and weekend festivities are currently available for purchase, with packages on track to sell out quickly.  Tickets are available now for purchase at ticketmaster.com and the Mandalay Bay box office. 

Log onto www.SteveHarvey.com for up-to-the-minute news and/or more information about the 2011 Ford Hoodie Awards from August 11 through 14.