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    October 5, 2016

    Ems GM Allan Benavides Named NWL Executive of the Year

    Eugene won it’s first championship in over 40 years by defeating Everett in the championship series and also drew over 121,000 fans which was the highest since the ball club moved to PK Park.

    The Ems hard work is starting to receive their fair share of recognition this time of the year.  Allan Benavides, hired as the Ems GM in 2010, was named the Northwest League Executive of the Year due to all the amazing accomplishments this past season.  “While I’m honored to receive this award, I would be remiss not to recognize all the staff that worked here the last seven seasons,” Benavides said in a statement to The Register-Guard. “Our staff works harder than anyone I know to make sure every Emerald’s home game is a great place for everyone.”

    The Ems also received two awards at the Minor League Baseball Promotion Seminar last week.  Eugene won the Best Community Promotion and Best Overall Promotion for their work with the Children’s Miracle Network and honorary player Hayden Kumle, a 7-year old who was selected to represent the state as an ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network. “After everything he, and his family have been through, we just want to give him a once-in-a-life time opportunity,” said Benavides in June. “His positive outlook and love of the game are sure to be a hit in the clubhouse.”