Travel Lane County
541.484.5307 · 800.547.5445 ·
Adventure Center/Visitor Information: 3312 Gateway St · Springfield OR (Open daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Downtown Eugene Visitor Center: 754 Olive St · Eugene OR (Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Mailing Address: PO Box 10286 · Eugene OR 97440 s

SportsTown Awards

SportsTown Awards are back! This year get excited for new award categories and a few more surprises we have up our sleeves. Save the date for June 1, 2017 at Valley River Inn. See you there!

2016 SportsTown Awards

The Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission honored a variety of award recipients at the inaugural SportsTown Awards, presented by RG Media Company, on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the Valley River Inn in Eugene. A portion of the evening was broadcast live on local television. It was an unforgettable evening for all who attend and a wonderful way to celebrate the outstanding athletes, events and athletic achievements in our region. Jordan Kent was on hand as the master of ceremonies with a keynote address by Dr. Pilar Bradshaw from Eugene Pediatric Associates on the benefits of sports on children's health.


Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year - Presented by RG Media Company

2016 Male Student-Athlete of the Year - Payton Presley

2016 Female Student-Athlete of the Year - Madisen Eusted

SportsTown Awards 2016 Athletes of the Year 

Mascot of the Year - Presented by Dari Mart

2016 Winner - Pleasant Hill "Billies"

SportsTown Awards Mascot of the Year - Pleasant Hill 

Sustainable Event of the Year - Presented by The City of Eugene

2016 Winner - Big "O" Roller Derby Tournament

SportsTown Awards 2016 Sustainable Event of the Year Big O Tournament

Athletic Trainer of the Year - Presented by Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

2016 Winner - Cesar Ocampo

SportsTown Awards 2016 Athletic Trainer of the Year Cesar Ocampo 

Athlete with Heart - Presented by PeaceHealth

2016 Winner - Jermey Golliher represented by Dr. Misty Carlson

SportsTown Awards 2016 Athlete with Heart Jeremy Golliher

Inspirational Coach of the Year - Presented by Sinclair Broadcasting Inc. 

2016 Winner -  Rick Raish

SportsTown Awards 2016 Coach of the Year Rick Raish


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.


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.

Jessica Shefferman

For more information, please contact:
Jessica Shefferman
Director of Event Operations
Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission