ORLANDO, FL (June 21, 2021) – The 2021 SPORTYS: Greater Orlando’s Night of Champions presented by Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute aired over this past weekend on WKMG-TV News 6. Viewers watched as 12 category winners were revealed from a field of 52 finalists. See below for the complete list of winners. The 2021 SPORTYS honored sports business professionals whose contributions and impact have been vital in making Greater Orlando one of the country’s premier sports destinations. The 52 finalists represented 33 different organizations across Greater Orlando and were selected by a voting committee made up of members of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission (GO Sports) board of directors.
“Congratulations to all of our finalists and winners who were announced on Saturday night, and a special congratulations to Jon and Betsy Hughes from Track Shack on receiving the Chairman’s Award of Excellence,” said Jason Siegel, President & CEO of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission.
Chairman’s Award of Excellence – presented by Pizza Hut
Best in Business Operations – presented by AdventHealth
- Doug Patterson, Orange County Public Schools
Best in Communications & Public Relations – presented by the Orlando Sports Foundation
- Casey Tanous, Full Sail University
Best in Corporate Partnerships – presented by Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute
- Amy Wise, 2022 Special Olympics USA Games
Best in Facility Operations – presented by 2022 Special Olympics USA Games
- Craig Borkon, Orlando Venues
Best in Gameday & Team Operations – presented by Mission Inn Resort & Club
- Tom Ward, Track Shack Events
Best in Marketing – presented by Berman Hopkins, CPAs & Associates
- Jade Mallard, Amateur Athletic Union
Best in Sales – presented by Withum
- Brooke Smoley, UCF Athletics
Best in Social Responsibility – presented by Think Integrated
- Delise O’Meally, Institute for Sport & Social Justice
Best in Sports Media – presented by Full Sail University’s Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting
- David Steele, Orlando Magic
Sponsorship Activation of the Year – presented by Osceola Heritage Park
- Orlando Health & Orlando Pride, Ad Astra Jersey Launch
Executive of the Year – presented by OUC The Reliable One
- Faron Kelley, ESPN Wide World of Sports
To view all 52 finalists and the winners by category, visit GreaterOrlandoSports.com/SPORTYS.
ABOUT GREATER ORLANDO SPORTS COMMISSIONGO Sports is a private, non-profit organization established to attract and manage sports-related events, conferences and activities that drive positive economic development in the City of Orlando, Lake County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Seminole County. Founded in 1993, the organization has hosted or co-hosted more than 1,450 events in the Greater Orlando area with a total economic impact exceeding $1.9 billion in spending within the community. For more information, please visit GreaterOrlandoSports.com.