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Mailing Address: PO Box 10286 · Eugene OR 97440 s



The Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission is proud to host the 3rd annual SportsTown Awards on May 31, 2018. This is a formal red-carpet event hosted at the Valley River Inn. The event is an unforgettable night for everyone involved. 


Online ticket sales have closed. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $40. 

This includes entrance into the event, small plate appetizers, complimentary soft drinks and a fantastic time. A processing fee will be added to all ticket purchases at checkout. 


6 p.m. | Doors Open
7 p.m. | Program Begins


Valley River Inn

1000 Valley River Way
Eugene, OR 97401

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Parking: Attendees will park in the hotel parking lot adjacent to the hotel - all parking is complimentary.

Attire: This is a red-carpet event, which means that the attire is formal. For frame of reference, think homecoming and not prom, formal, but not too formal!

Menu: Gluten-free Chicken Verde Tostadas, Wild Mushroom Arancini, Mashed Potato Bar, Assorted Hummus and fresh Crisp Vegetables, Popcorn Bar, Assorted Desserts

2017 Award Winners
2017 SportsTown Awards Sports Promotion of the Year by Colin Morton
2017 Sports Promotion of the Year

Presented by UO Warsaw Center; 2017 Winner - Ninkasi Brewing

Male and Female Student Athletes of the Year by Colin Morton
2017 Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year

Presented by Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission; 2017 Winners - Noah Burke & Hannah Albrecht

2017 SportsTown Awards Athlete with Heart by Colin Morton
2017 Athlete with Heart

Presented by Comcast Business; 2017 Winner - Blake Nelson, Creswell High School

2017 SportsTown Awards Athletic Trainer of the Year by Colin Morton
2017 Athletic Trainer of the Year

Presented by Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine; 2017 Winner - Laura Baker, Sheldon

2017 SportsTown Awards Mascot of the Year by Colin Morton
2017 Mascot of the Year

Presented by Dari Mart & Eugene Emeralds; 2017 Winner - Springfield High School "Otto"

2017 Inspirational Coach of the Year by Colin Morton
2017 Inspirational Coach of the Year

Presented by Sinclair Broadcasting Inc.; 2017 Winner - AJ Robinson, Churchill High School

2017 SportsTown Awards Sustainable Sports Event of the Year by Colin Morton
2017 Sustainable Event of the Year

Presented by the City of Eugene; 2017 Winner - 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field

Event Policies

Cancellation Policy: 

  • All ticket cancellations and refund requests submitted by an attendee more than 7 calendar days (1 week) prior to the scheduled event, will be awarded a full refund.
  • A full refund or credit toward a future SportsTown Awards event will be issued to all participants in the event that the SportsTown Awards cancels the event for any reason other than inclement weather.
  • If an event is cancelled due to inclement weather or dangerous road conditions, the event will be rescheduled and paid tickets will be applied to the rescheduled event.

All event tickets cancellation requests must be received in writing and sent to Please call 541.743.8765 with any questions regarding the cancellation policy.

Inclement Weather Policy:

If the event is held, but weather conditions prohibit your safe travel so you are unable to attend, please notify Jessica Shefferman at within 24 hours of the event beginning.

Photography Policy:

The SportsTown Awards event is held in a public space, therefore we do not prohibit participants, exhibitors, sponsors, or news organizations from photographing, video or audio-taping some conference activities. Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission reserves the right to use images taken at the event with your photograph and/or likeness on social media and/or in future marketing materials. Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission is not responsible for individual attendee’s use of your image or likeness. For concerns about your image and likeness being used in this manner, please contact the event organizers at