SportsTown Mascot Showdown
The 2nd Annual SportsTown Awards presented by Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission will honor a variety of awards recipients on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the Valley River Inn in Eugene. The Sports Commission, along with our Master of Ceremonies Jordan Kent, invite you to celebrate outstanding athletes, events and achievements in our region. Awards categories include Male and Female Student Athlete of the Year, Trainer of the Year, Athlete with Heart, Sustainable Sports Event of the Year, Inspirational Coach of the Year, Sports Fan of the Year and Mascot of the Year.
Dari Mart & Eugene Emeralds’ Mascot Showdown
The Eugene, Cascades, & Coast Sports Commission is excited to announce that we will be partnering with Dari Mart and the Eugene Emeralds for the Mascot Showdown!
Mascot of the Year Award
- All Lane ESD High School mascots have been nominated.
- The Lane County Community will vote for their favorite!
Community Voting– “Dari Mart & Eugene Emeralds’ Mascot Showdown”
Wednesday April 5th – Wednesday May 3rd
Visit SportsTownAwards.com to cast your vote!
- One vote person
Get to Know Your Host: The Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission is a marketing organization under Travel Lane County. Their mission is to create a cohesive sports community within the County by connecting venue owners, managers, schools, event providers, and our hospitality community to sports event planners in order to foster the growth of new sports events to our area.
Event Goals: The SportsTown Awards recognize the best achievements in sports tourism, recognize responsible / sustainable sports event practices, celebrate youth, prep and collegiate athletics, recognize fan interaction (mascots), identify inspirational stories, and celebrate significant local contributions to sports.
MC: Join master of ceremonies Jordan Kent as he welcomes nominees and attendees.
Ticket Sales: Tickets will be available online at SportsTownAwards.com beginning May 15, 2016.
Awards will include:
Male & Female Student Athlete of the Year
Nomination criteria – must attend a Lane ESD High School, minimum 3.0 GPA, has volunteered in community at least once in the past year and has made a positive contribution to their sport.
Athletes will be nominated by their High Schools.
Mascot of the Year – Presented by Dari Mart and the Eugene Emeralds
Nomination criteria - all Lane ESD High School mascots will be included for nomination.
Community will vote for their favorite. Voting begins early April.
Sustainable Sports Event of the Year – Presented by the City of Eugene
Nomination criteria - taking community nominations for events that have fulfilled sustainable practices outlined on the website.
Athletic Trainer of the Year – Presented by Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Nomination criteria - Open to all Certified Trainers who work with Lane ESD students.
Athlete with Heart
Nomination criteria - Open to all athletes.
Inspirational Coach of the Year – Presented by Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
Nomination criteria - Open to all coaches.
Sports Promotion of the Year – Presented by University of Oregon Warsaw Sports Marketing Center
Nomination criteria – Award honors a business in Lane County that conducted a promotion in conjunction with a local sports event or an organization that impacted the fan experience. This nominee has helped the local sports community grow through their support and sponsorship.