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Nevada Broadcasters Association – News Release
May 14, 2018
NEVADA BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION TO HONOR DON LOGAN AT THE 23RD ANNUAL HALL OF FAME GALA.
(Las Vegas, Nevada) The Nevada Broadcasters Association (NVBA) announced today that Las Vegas 51s President and COO Don Logan will receive the Community Achievement Award during the Association’s Annual Hall of Fame Gala on Saturday, August 18, at 7pm at The Four Seasons Las Vegas.
Don Logan began his career with the franchise as an account executive in 1984. A native of Tonopah, Nevada, he quickly moved his way up the front office ladder and advanced to the position of ticket manager in 1985, and then was promoted to assistant general manager in 1986. He held that position for the next four seasons, before being named general manager in 1991. He then was named President of the 51s on Jan. 3, 2000, in addition to his responsibilities as general manager. During his tenure, he has earned the respect as not only one of the most influential sports executives in Las Vegas, but in all of professional baseball.
“Giving back to the community is key” says Logan in a recent conversation with the NVBA staff. Logan’s busy schedule has him involved in many community projects. He is on the Board of Trustees for the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame, an organization committed to the support and enhancement of Southern Nevada youth through active participation in programs promoting leadership, values and character through sports. He also serves on the M.D.A. Board of Directors, A.L.S. Advisory Board, Boys and Girls Club Advisory Board, Executive Board of the PGA’s Frys.com Open and is a member of the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas Executive committee.
The Nevada Broadcasters Association and Foundation will also honor Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority CEO Rossi Ralenkotter and Hank Thornley, Las Vegas’ first television News Director and Anchorman with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition, 37 Nevada broadcasters will also be inducted into the 2018 Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. Each inductee has served in broadcasting a minimum of 20 years, with 5 of those years in Nevada.
This year marks the 23nd Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame Gala and will take place on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at The Four Seasons Las Vegas starting at 5:30 pm. All money raised at the Hall of Fame Silent and Live Auctions goes directly to support the Nevada Broadcasters Foundation’s Tony and Linda Bonnici Broadcasting Scholarship Fund which provides tuition scholarships to students attending Nevada’s Colleges and Universities. One hundred thirteen (113) scholarships have been awarded over the past seven (7) years to talented and dedicated students of broadcasting in Nevada.
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About Nevada Broadcasters Association
The mission of the NVBA is to promote and advocate for the Broadcasters of Nevada while serving the public. We help improve and preserve, on a national and statewide basis, an economic, legal and regulatory environment that best enhances the ability of each Station to be financially strong, to remain free from governmental control of programming, and to excel in the public service roles that each Station plays in Nevada.
About Nevada Broadcasters Foundation Scholarship Program
The Nevada Broadcasters Foundation (NVBF) and the Tony & Linda Bonnici Scholarship Fund finds the very best broadcasting and journalism students in Nevada and empowers them to pursue their dream by awarding scholarships. The Foundation awards full tuition scholarships to the next generation of Nevada’s broadcasters. This scholarship is unique in that it is a scholarship by broadcasters for broadcasters.
For more information about NVBA and NVBF, please call 702-794-4994, or visit http://nevadabroadcasters.org.
Media Contacts: NVBA Office: 702-794-4994