Johnson City Cardinals receive three Appalachian League awards

Johnson City Press • Sep 9, 2019 at 5:21 PM

The Appalachian League champion Johnson City Cardinals have been selected for three awards including the Woman of Excellence Award, Executive of the Year and the Promotional Trophy by the league’s general managers.

Assistant general manager Kat Deal won the Woman of Excellence Award after she shattered both group sales and sponsorship sales goals, leading the franchise to a record sales year across the board.

“This award is an incredible honor and I am extremely humbled and thankful to receive such recognition,” Deal said. “To be a part of this team and to have a mentor in Zac Clark, who exemplifies the leadership qualities that I strive to have, is a feeling of excitement for what is to come. I hope we continue to be a strong part of our community and show our dedication to the sport and making it great for our fans and community year after year.”

Cardinals general manager Zac Clark was named Appalachian League Executive of the Year as the team set a franchise single-season attendance record of 80,612 fans at TVA Credit Union Ballpark.

The Johnson City Cardinals received the Appalachian League Promotional Trophy for a third straight year. The Cardinals promotional schedule included premium giveaways, as well as theme nights such as Margaritaville Night, Star Wars Night, celebrity appearances and more.

“Winning the promotional trophy for the third season in a row is a testament to our staff’s creative and energetic take on the experience we are trying to provide for the community here in Johnson City,” Clark said. “The Woman of Excellence award is a new award for the Johnson City Cardinals, and we could not be more excited for Kat Deal.

“Lastly the Executive of the Year award, we thank our counterparts in the league for honoring us with this award for a second consecutive season. To the Johnson City Community, thank you again for everything you do to help make Johnson City and TVA Credit Union Ballpark such a special place for Minor League Baseball.”

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