1/23/2014 11:44 A.M. ET
D-backs announce winners of Third Annual Most Valuable Partner Awards
By / MLB.com
The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) announced the winners of last week's Most Valuable Partner Awards, the unique award show designed to honor the best D-backs' partners in a variety of categories. The awards ceremony was held at Gila River Casinos' Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino - Ovations Live! Showroom.
Several D-backs players were on hand to take part in the red carpet Oscar-style awards show, including Paul Goldschmidt, Aaron Hill, J.J. Putz, A.J. Pollock and Josh Collmenter. The quintet competed in Family Feud against several D-backs partners and comedic results can be viewed here: http://atmlb.com/1aJPQGZ
D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall emceed the annual event and was featured throughout the night in several commercial spoofs, including the following parodies of a popular AT&T commercial: http://atmlb.com/1dNRpJR and http://atmlb.com/1ap2WPd
The winners of the awards were as follows:
Luis Gonzalez Community Champion - Western Refining
Brand Integration - Subway
D-backs Ambassador - Safelite
Marketing Activation - Anheuser-Busch and Pepsi
Rookie of the Year (first-year partnership) - Safelite
Lifetime Achievement - APS
Fans' Choice Award - Taco Bell
Most Valuable Partner - Sanderson Ford (Silver Slugger) and Gila River Casinos (Gold Glove)
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