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2nd Annual SportsTown Awards photo: Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission

SportsTown Awards

SportsTown Awards are back! This year get excited for new award categories and a few more surprises we have up our sleeves. See you there!

Online ticket sales have ended.

Tickets will be available at the door for $45 per person and include admission to the event, complimentary soft drinks and delicious small plate appetizers. Parking at the Valley River Inn is complimentary.


  • 6 – 7 p.m. | Social Hour
  • 7:15 – 8:30 p.m. | Awards Program 


*subject to change

  • Gluten-free Shredded Chicken Street Tacos with assorted toppings to choose from
  • Mashed Potato Bar
  • Hummus and Assorted Veggie Display
  • Pastry Chef Nicole's Desserts
  • Popcorn Bar
  • Bowtie Pasta Alfredo & Grilled Veggies & Warm Bread
  • Brisket & Biscuits with BBQ sauce


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


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.

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.

2017 SportsTown Awards Sponsors

2016 Award Winners
SportsTown Awards 2016 Athletes of the Year
2016 Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year

Presented by RG Media Company; 2016 Winners - Payton Presley & Madisen Eusted

SportsTown Awards Mascot of the Year - Pleasant Hill
2016 Mascot of the Year

Presented by Dari Mart 2016 Winner - Pleasant Hill "Billies"

SportsTown Awards 2016 Sustainable Event of the Year Big O Tournament
2016 Sustainable Event of the Year

Presented by The City of Eugene 2016 Winner - Big "O" Roller Derby Tournament

SportsTown Awards 2016 Athletic Trainer of the Year Cesar Ocampo
2016 Athletic Trainer of the Year

Presented by Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 2016 Winner - Cesar Ocampo

2016 SportsTown Awards Athlete with Heart
2016 Athlete with Heart

Presented by PeaceHealth 2016 Winner - Jermey Golliher

SportsTown Awards 2016 Coach of the Year Rick Raish
2016 Inspirational Coach of the Year

Presented by Sinclair Broadcasting Inc. 2016 Winner - Rick Raish

For More Information

Jessica Shefferman

Director of Event Operations