FRISCO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2017) – The Frisco RoughRiders have been nominated by Texas League president Tim Purpura to represent the league for four prestigious Minor League Baseball awards.
The RoughRiders are up for the John H. Johnson President’s Award, John Henry Moss Community Service Award and Larry MacPhail Award. Also, RoughRiders Director of Partner Services Kathryne Buckley is a nominee for Rawlings Female Executive of the Year.
As a valued member of the franchise’s leadership team, Buckley holds a prominent role in the overall success of the RoughRiders. Her contributions were essential to the franchise enjoying a record-breaking 2017 season on several fronts, including setting a new single-season mark for sponsorship revenue. Buckley took a lead in planning and organizing the successful operation of the Texas League All-Star Game, along with being the primary contact for more than 200 events per year at Dr Pepper Ballpark, and managed a variety of charitable initiatives that positively impacted the community.
The winners of this year’s awards will be announced later in October and presented at the Baseball Winter Meetings in December in Orlando, Florida.
Frisco RoughRiders 2017 MiLB Award Nominations
John Henry Moss Community Service Award: Is awarded to a club that demonstrates an outstanding, on-going commitment to charitable service, support and leadership within their local community and within the baseball industry.
John H. Johnson President’s Award: The Johnson award honors a “complete” baseball franchise that has demonstrated franchise stability and significant contributions to its community, league and the baseball industry.
Larry MacPhail Award: Is given to a club that demonstrates outstanding and creative marketing and promotional efforts within its community, its ballpark in media and other promotional materials.
Rawlings Female Executive of the Year (Kathryne Buckley): The Rawlings Award is presented to a woman who has made outstanding contributions to her club, her league or baseball.
“To be nominated by the Texas League in these four categories is a tremendous honor,” RoughRiders Executive Vice President & General Manager Jason Dambach said. “The RoughRiders strive every day to be one of the premier franchises in all of Minor League Baseball. These nominations are a tribute the quality of the people that make up the RoughRiders organization, their continued commitment to excellence and the franchise’s place as a proud partner in our community.”
RoughRiders Chief Operating Officer Scott Burchett recently received the Texas League’s Bill Valentine Executive of the Year Award.