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Awards

The Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission honored a variety of award recipients at the 3rd Annual SportsTown Awards, on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at the Valley River Inn in Eugene.

2018 Award Winners
2018 Sustainable Sports Event - Eugene Marathon
2018 Sustainable Event of the Year

Sponsored by the City of the Eugene; 2018 Winner - Eugene Marathon

2018 Youth Sports Team of the Year - Eastlane Little League Pink Rebels
2018 Youth Sports Team of the Year

2018 Winner - Eastlane Little League Pink Rebels

2018 Athletic Trainer of the Year - Mari Gibson
2018 Athletic Trainer of the Year

Sponsored by Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine; 2018 Winner - Mari Gibson, Marist High

2018 Fan of the Year - Steven Barone
2018 Fan of the Year

Sponsored by Bicoastal Media; 2018 Winner - Steven Barone

2018 Sports Promotion of the Year - Eugene Emeralds
2018 Sports Promotion of the Year

Sponsored by UO Warsaw Sports Marketing Center; 2018 Winner - Eugene Emeralds

2018 Athlete with Heart - Stirling Minor
2018 Athlete with Heart

Sponsored by McKenzie Heart Group; 2018 Winner - Sterling Minor

2018 Adult Sports Team of the Year - Team Emerald
2018 Adult Sports Team of the Year

Sponsored by Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission; 2018 Winner - Team Emerald

2018 Female & Male Student-Athlete of the Year - Jordan Wormdahl & Levi Silbernagel
2018 Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year

2018 Winners - Jordan Wormdahl & Levi Silbernagel

2018 Inspirational Coach of the Year - Chuck Hoffman
2018 Inspirational Coach of the Year

Sponsored by Sinclair Broadcasting Inc; 2018 Winner Chuck Hoffman, Springfield High School

2018 Mascot of the Year - Willamette Wolverines
2018 Mascot of the Year

Sponsored by Dari Mart Stores & Eugene Emeralds; 2018 Winner - Willamette High School Wolverines

  

Award winners have been selected and announced for 2018.  2019 nomination information will be announced fall of 2018.

Award Categories

Nomination Criteria:

  • Sports Team of the Year is open to any youth Lane County based sports team.
  • Performance by teams shall only be considered when they have occurred during the year period of March 12th 2017 - March 12th 2018. 
  • Minimum of 2/3 of the team must be 19 years of age or older.

Sponsored by McKenzie Heart Group

Nomination criteria:

  •  Nominees may be athletes of all ages and do not have to be affiliated with a school. However, they must meet the criteria of being a resident of and play their chosen sport in Lane County. Nominees should be athletes in our community who have persevered in the face of adversity and show an ardent dedication to personal and athletic development.  

Sponsored by Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Nomination criteria: 

  • All nominees must be certified through the National Athletic Trainer Association (NATA) and work with Lane County High School athletes and be a resident of Lane County.

Sponsored by Sinclair Broadcasting Group, Inc.

Nomination criteria:

  •  All coaches in Lane County are eligible

Male & Female Student Athlete of the Year

Nomination criteria: 

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Has volunteered in the community at least once in the past year
  • Has made a positive contribution to their sport

Athletes will be nominated by their High Schools Principals and Athletic Directors.

Mascot of the Year

Sponsored by Dari Mart and Eugene Emeralds

Nomination criteria: 

  • All Lane High School mascots are nominated!
  • Voting runs April 4 - May 3.
  • The fans will vote the winner!

Sponsored by University of Oregon Warsaw Sports Marketing Center

Nomination Criteria:

  • This award will honor a business in Lane County that has conducted a promotion in conjunction with a local sports event or organization that impacted the fan experience. The nominee will have helped the local sports community grow through their support and sponsorship. 

SportsTown Fan of the Year

Sponsored by Bicoastal Media

Nomination Criteria: 

  • Open to fans of sporting events of ALL LEVELS
  • Find a photo or video of yourself that you think BEST shows off what a dedicated fan you are!
  • Enter at kduk.com!

Sponsored by The City of Eugene

Nomination criteria; an event that:

  • Reduced energy use, carbon emissions, and water use
  • Minimized waste
  • Supported local businesses
  • Provided access to everyone
  • Created a positive legacy for the community

Nomination Criteria:

  • Sports Team of the Year is open to any youth Lane County based sports team.
  • Performance by teams shall only be considered when they have occurred during the year period of March 12th 2017 - March 12th 2018. 
  • Minimum of 2/3 of the team must be 18 years of age or younger.

For More Information

Jessica Shefferman

Director of Event Operations