P-Rays General Manager Wins League Award - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

P-Rays General Manager Wins League Award

Posted:

Princeton Rays general manager Jim Holland was named as the winner of the 2012 Appalachian League "Promotional Award of Excellence" as part of the league's fall meeting on September 11 in Elizabethton, TN.

The 2012 award marks the third consecutive season he has received this honor.  Overall, it is the fifth time Holland has won this title as he was also honored with the award as well in 2002, 2005, 2010 and 2011.  To date, he is the only five-time winner of this annual award in Appalachian League history.

This honor is given annually to the individual who is determined by a vote of Appalachian League executives to best promote and publicize his team while also having an attractive promotional schedule for his team's games.

"I consider this a great honor for the entire Princeton Rays organization.  You also have to have a great staff, great sponsors, and great fans to assemble successful promotional events.  We're fortunate to have all three of those ingredients here," said Holland, who just completed his 21st season as general manager of the Princeton franchise with the conclusion of the 2012 Appalachian League season.

Holland, 54, is a native of Dunbar, WV, where he was a two-sport letterman at Dunbar High School. He graduated with a B.A. in Communications from the University of Charleston (WV) in 1980.  In 1998, he was a recipient of the Princeton Rotary Club's "Service Above Self" award. He is also a past member of the Board of Directors for the Princeton-Mercer County Chamber
of Commerce.             

Probably the most well-known of his many promotions throughout his career at Princeton,was in 1992, when Holland originated the idea of the Mercer Cup, a trophy to be awarded annually to the winner of the Princeton-Bluefield regular season professional baseball series. In 1993, he was named Appalachian League Executive of the Year for that season.  Since 2001, he has been the Corporate Secretary for the Appalachian League and is a former member of the league's executive committee.

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Bluefield College Looks For That 1st Win

    Bluefield College Looks For That 1st Win

    Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Bluefield Rams have yet to post a victory since creating the sport in 2012. The Rams have come close several times but have never been able to put 4 quarters together. Bluefield's 1st game is August 28th at home against Pikeville at 7:00.More >>
    Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Bluefield Rams have yet to post a victory since creating the sport in 2012. The Rams have come close several times but have never been able to put 4 quarters together. Bluefield's 1st game is August 28th at home against Pikeville at 7:00.More >>
  • Countdown To Friday Night: Meadow Bridge

    Countdown To Friday Night: Meadow Bridge

    Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVMeadow Bridge finished 2013 at 8-3 with a loss in the first round of the playoffs. The Wildcats have made the postseason 4 years in a row but haven't gone past the 2nd round. A trend they hope to change with a veteran team in 2014. A.J. Good has more.More >>
    Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVMeadow Bridge finished 2013 at 8-3 with a loss in the first round of the playoffs. The Wildcats have made the postseason 4 years in a row but haven't gone past the 2nd round. A trend they hope to change with a veteran team in 2014. A.J. Good has more.More >>
  • Countdown To Friday Night: Oak Hill

    Countdown To Friday Night: Oak Hill

    Bluefield, WVWVVA-TV8-3 and a loss in the first round of the AAA playoffs was not good enough for Oak Hill. The Red Devils are more than determined to get much farther in 2014 and hopefully shock everyone across the state. A.J. Good has more.More >>
    Bluefield, WVWVVA-TV8-3 and a loss in the first round of the AAA playoffs was not good enough for Oak Hill. The Red Devils are more than determined to get much farther in 2014 and hopefully shock everyone across the state. A.J. Good has more.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVVA.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Audrey Sluss at (304) 324-0659. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.