Awards show to recognize and honor sports business professionals from all facets of Greater Orlando’s sports ecosystem.

ORLANDO, FL (July 15, 2020) – After a six-year hiatus, the Greater Orlando Sports Commission has announced the return of the SPORTYS. The 2020 SPORTYS: Greater Orlando’s Night of Champions will air commercial-free on WKMG-TV News 6 on Saturday, August 29 at 7:00 p.m. EST.

First introduced in 2011, the SPORTYS were an awards show dedicated to the Greater Orlando sports community. The show recognized dozens of athletes and professionals for their unwavering work and performance in our local sports industry. That format continued through 2013.

The SPORTYS are returning in 2020 with a new focus on honoring sports business professionals whose contributions and impact are vital in making Greater Orlando one of the country’s premier sports destinations. There will be 12 award categories for this year’s event – see below for a complete list.

“In the midst of these difficult and trying times for our community, we still want to be able to recognize and celebrate the many individuals in our sports community who have gone above and beyond for not only their respective organizations, but for the Greater Orlando region,” said Paul Johns, Chief Operating Officer at Orlando Health South Lake Hospital and Chairman of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission Board of Directors.

Nominations are now being accepted online at The nomination period will close on July 31 and a voting committee will determine four finalists and a winner for each category. Finalists will be notified and announced in advance of the broadcast, and the winners will be revealed during the televised event on Saturday, August 29.

2020 SPORTYS Award Categories:
1. Best in Sports Media
2. Best in Corporate Partnerships
3. Best in Facility Operations
4. Best in Business Operations
5. Best in Gameday Operations
6. Best in Marketing
7. Best in Communications & Public Relations
8. Best in Team Operations
9. Best in Social Responsibility
10. Best in Sales
11. Best Sponsorship Activation of the Year
12. Executive of the Year

Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available. For sponsor information, contact Michael D. Kalinich at

GO 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 1,400 events in the Greater Orlando area with a total economic impact exceeding $1.78 billion in spending within the community. For more information, please visit