52 finalists represent 33 organizations across all award categories
Orlando, Fla. (May 20, 2021) – The Greater Orlando Sports Commission (GO Sports) has unveiled the list of 52 finalists for the 2021 SPORTYS: Greater Orlando’s Night of Champions presented by Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute. The finalists were selected by a voting committee made up of members of the GO Sports board of directors. The finalists represent 33 different organizations throughout Greater Orlando and are listed below along with the corporate partners who are sponsoring the 12 award categories.
The 2021 SPORTYS will honor sports business professionals whose contributions and impact are vital in making Greater Orlando one of the country’s premier sports destinations. The show will air on WKMG-TV News 6 and stream online on Saturday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. EST.
“Congratulations to all of the 2021 SPORTYS finalists announced today,” said Faron Kelley, Vice President of Disney Sports and Chairman of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission Board of Directors. “We could not be more pleased to celebrate these tremendously talented individuals in our sports community. This year’s inclusive field of 52 finalists represent 33 different regional organizations which is an increase from 21 organizations last year, showing the growing impact of the sports industry in Central Florida.”
The winners will be revealed during the televised event on Saturday, June 19.
2021 SPORTYS Awards, Finalists and Award Sponsors:
Finalists are listed in alphabetical order within each category
Chairman’s Award of Excellence – presented by Pizza Hut
Best in Business Operations – presented by AdventHealth
Best in Communications & Public Relations – presented by the Orlando Sports Foundation
Best in Corporate Partnerships – presented by Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute
Best in Facility Operations – presented by 2022 Special Olympics USA Games
Best in Gameday & Team Operations – presented by Mission Inn Resort & Club
Best in Marketing – presented by Berman Hopkins, CPAs & Associates
Best in Sales – presented by Withum
Best in Social Responsibility – presented by Think Integrated
Best in Sports Media – presented by Full Sail University’s Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting
Sponsorship Activation of the Year – presented by Osceola Heritage Park
Executive of the Year – presented by OUC The Reliable One
ABOUT GREATER ORLANDO SPORTS COMMISSION
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 1,450 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.