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3rd Annual SportsTown Awards Honors Local Athletes

Published: June 04, 2018

Eugene, Ore – The third annual SportsTown Awards, presented by the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission was met with success. Returning master of ceremonies Jordan Kent made the night one to remember at the Valley River Inn in Eugene. Awards included Male and Female Student Athlete of the Year, Athletic Trainer of the Year, Athlete with Heart, Sustainable Sports Event of the Year, Inspirational Coach of the Year, Sports Promotion of the Year, Fan of the Year, Mascot of the Year, Adult Sports Team of the Year and Youth Sports Team of the Year.

AWARD WINNERS

Male Student Athlete of the Year – Levi Silbernagel, Junction City High School
Female Student Athlete of the Year – Jordan Wormdahl, North Eugene High School
Sustainable Sports Event of the Year – Eugene Marathon
Inspirational Coach of the Year – Chuck Hoffman, Springfield High School
Athlete with Heart – Sterling Minor, Thurston High School
Athletic Trainer of the Year – Mari Gibson, Marist High School
Sports Promotion of the Year – Eugene Emeralds
Fan of the Year – Steven Barone
Mascot of the Year – Willamette High School Wolverines
Youth Sports Team of the Year – Eastlane Little League – Pink Rebels
Adult Sports Team of the Year – Team Emerald, Roller Derby

EVENT GOALS

The SportsTown Awards recognized the best achievements in sports tourism, recognized responsible / sustainable sports events practices, celebrated youth, prep and collegiate
athletics, recognized fan interaction (mascots), identified inspirational stories and celebrated
significant local contributions to sports.

RAVE REVIEWS

Janis Ross, Executive Director, Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission, noted “the Sports Commission’s objective is to position the SportsTown Awards as the premiere countywide sports recognition event, and to convey and celebrate the economic, social, and health values of sport.”

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

• KMTR
• KVAL
• KDUK
• KPNW
• City of Eugene
• Dari Mart
• Eugene Emeralds
• McKenzie Heart Group
• Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
• Warsaw Sports Marketing Center
• Valley River Inn
• AVMS
• FastSigns Eugene

CONTACT US

Janis Ross, Executive Director Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission,
541.743.8753; Janis@EugeneCascadesCoast.org
Jessica Shefferman, Director of Event Operations, Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports
Commission 541.743.8765; Jessica@EugeneCascadesCoast.org
Find supporting images from the 2018 SportsTown Awards here:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xxkl9kgr87bey36/AAC1Ly6UwQ6M4bL7OIS7YMxia?dl=0

Author: Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission

Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission, under the corporate umbrella of Travel Lane County, markets and promotes the region as a destination for sports, while providing resources designed to help events and planners succeed. Working with community partners, the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission provides planning tools, educational opportunities and occasions to celebrate sport. For more information, go to EugeneCascadesCoastSports.org.