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SportsTown Awards Sound Success

Published: June 01, 2017

The 2nd Annual SportsTown Awards Sound Success!

Eugene, Ore – The second 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 and the SportsTown Legacy Award.

An interactive Student Nominee Recognition Exhibit was a new addition, adding extra recognition to the student athletes nominated for Male and Female Student Athlete of the Year. Attendees used an app to view videos talking about their many accomplishments. The exhibit was sponsored by FastSigns and Long’s Meat Market.

AWARD WINNERS

Male Student Athlete of the Year – Noah Burke, Senior at Willamette High School

Female Student Athlete of the Year – Hannah Albrecht, Senior at Cottage Grove High School

Sustainable Sports Event of the Year – 2016 Olympic Team Trails – Track & Field

Inspirational Coach of the Year –  AJ Robinson, Winston Churchill High School

Athlete with Heart – Blake Nelson, Creswell High School

Athletic Trainer of the Year – Laura Baker, Sheldon High School

Sports Promotion of the Year – Ninkasi Brewing

Fan of the Year – Adam Smith, Lane United Red Aces

Mascot of the Year – Springfield High School Miller

SportsTown Legacy Award – Harry Mara

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.”

CONTACT US

Contact: 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; JessicaS@EugeneCascadesCoast.org

Find supporting video & images from the 2017 SportsTown Awards here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4r9rccli4ppu1nc/AADetZENTtuJuhVKDPnfrBlda?dl=0

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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. For more information, go to www.EugeneCascadesCoastSports.org.

Travel Lane County markets and promotes the Eugene, Cascades and Coast region as a destination for travel, conventions, sports, meetings and events. It serves as a private, nonprofit association dedicated to economic development through visitor spending, which pumped more than $633 million into Lane County, Oregon's economy in 2015. EugeneCascadesCoast.org

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. These assets currently include a digital Sports Planner Guide, the SportsTown Awards program and the Oregon Sports Summit Education Conference. For more information, go to EugeneCascadesCoastSports.org.