67 finalists represent 25 organizations across all award categories and Alex Martins from Orlando Magic selected for Chairman’s Award of Excellence


Orlando, Fla. (May 5, 2023) – The Greater Orlando Sports Commission (GO Sports) has unveiled the list of 67 finalists for the 2023 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. Representing 25 different organizations throughout Greater Orlando, the finalists are listed below along with the corporate partners who are sponsoring the 11 award categories.

“Alex Martins is a visionary leader and one of Central Florida’s greatest champions. His leadership in the Greater Orlando sports ecosystem has been integral to the health, wellbeing and prosperity of our community,” said Sharon Line Clary, Vice President, Strategic Marketing & Communications for AdventHealth and Chairman of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission Board of Directors. “I am delighted to name Alex as the recipient of the 2023 Chairman’s Award of Excellence.”

Past winners of the Chairman’s Award of Excellence include Chris Carmody of GrayRobinson, P.A. (2022), Jon and Betsy Hughes from Track Shack (2021), and Bud Beucher from Mission Inn Resort & Club (2020).

The 2023 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 17 at 7:00 p.m. with the winners being revealed during the broadcast.

Tickets are now on sale for the watch party and industry reception that will take place the same night at the Orlando Health Fortress at Full Sail University. Registration will open at 6:00 p.m., followed by the live watch party at 7:00 p.m. and Orlando Sports Industry Reception at 8:00 p.m.

“Congratulations to all of the finalists announced today,” said Jason Siegel, President & CEO of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission. “We could not be more pleased to celebrate these tremendously talented individuals in our sports community. This year’s inclusive field of 67 finalists represents 25 different regional organizations and shows the continued growth and impact of the sports industry in Central Florida.”

2023 SPORTYS Finalists and Award Sponsors:

Finalists are listed in alphabetical order within each category.

 Chairman’s Award of Excellence presented by Osceola Heritage Park

 Best in Media, Communications & PR presented by Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting at Full Sail University

 Best in Gameday & Team Operations presented by AdventHealth

 Best in Venue Operations presented by Florida Citrus Sports

 Best in Marketing presented by Berman Hopkins Wright & LaHam

 Best in Corporate Partnerships presented by Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute

Best in Sales presented by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 Best in Social Responsibility presented by Withum

 Sponsorship Activation of the Year presented by Mission Inn Resort & Club

 Best in Business Operations presented by OUC The Reliable One

 Executive of the Year presented by Visit Orlando


Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more 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 1992-93, the organization has hosted or co-hosted more than 1,600 events in the Greater Orlando area with a total economic impact exceeding $2.6 billion in spending within the community. For more information, please visit