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.
See a behind the scenes video tour with Joey Jewell. Get an exclusive interview with Jordan Kent on the importance of sports in the community and see the venue before the action started.
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
Pictured: Representative from TrackTown, USA and Mayor Lucy Vinis.
Inspirational Coach of the Year – AJ Robinson, Winston Churchill High School
Pictured: Sky Muller and AJ Robinson
Athlete with Heart – Blake Nelson, Creswell High School
Pictured: Dave Rothman from Comcast Business and Blake Nelson
Athletic Trainer of the Year – Laura Baker, Sheldon High School
Pictured: Dr. Koester and Laura Baker
Sports Promotion of the Year – Ninkasi Brewing
Pictured: Representative from Ninkasi and Jack Rizzi
Mascot of the Year – Springfield High School Miller
Pictured: Alan Benevides, Creswell Bulldog, Marti the Dari Mart Cow, Otto the Miller, Sluggo and representative form Dari Mart
Not pictured: SportsTown Legacy Award – Harry Mara and Fan of the Year – Adam Smith, Lane United Red Aces
Pictures from the red carpet can be found here.
A big thank you to all of our sponsors who made this event possible.