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SportsTown Awards

Published: May 08, 2017

The 2nd Annual SportsTown Awards are back!

Eugene, Ore - Mark your calendars for the second annual SportsTown Awards, presented by the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission. Plan to join returning master of ceremonies Jordan Kent for the SportsTown Awards evening ceremony on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at the Valley River Inn in Eugene. Awards categories include 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. Introducing a NEW interactive Student Nominee Recognition Exhibit sponsored by FastSigns and Long’s Meat Market.

TICKETS ON SALE

Tickets go on sale Monday, May 8, 2017 and will be available for purchase at SportsTownAwards.com. Tickets are $35 per person and include admission to the event, complementary soft drinks and delicious small plate appetizers. Parking at the Valley River Inn is complimentary.

WHAT TO WEAR

The SportsTown Awards is a red carpet, formal event, so please dress accordingly. This event provides great photo opportunities, including a Step & Repeat backdrop.

EVENT GOALS

The SportsTown Awards recognize the best achievements in sports tourism, recognize responsible / sustainable sports events practices, celebrate youth, prep and collegiate athletics, recognize fan interaction (mascots), identify inspirational stories and celebrate 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.”

When asked about last year’s event Cesar Ocampo said “It felt like you were involved in something that was meaningful for the community. So many people have come up to me and congratulated me for winning [the 2016 Athletic Trainer of the Year]. I’m excited to see what they do this year.” Cesar Ocampo is the Athletic Trainer at North Eugene High School and Lane United Football Club. He was the winner of the 2016 Athletic Trainer of the Year.

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 2016 SportsTown Awards here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/whvzkha2kflv8yp/AAC8swuss_315voZwlSOOguia?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.