Red Lion to Sponsor GNAC Player of Week Program
Red Lion Hotels have been selected as the exclusive sponsor of the GNAC's Player of the Week program.
Red Lion Hotels have been selected as the exclusive sponsor of the GNAC's Player of the Week program.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

PORTLAND, Ore. - Red Lion Hotels, which has properties in nine Western states and British Columbia, has been named the exclusive sponsor of the Great Northwest Athletic Player-of-the-Week award for the 2012-13 season, GNAC Commissioner Dave Haglund announced.

Every Monday throughout the academic year, the GNAC will recognize student-athletes who have excelled on the field of play with its Red Lion Player of the Week awards.

The awards will be presented for all 16 sports sponsored by the conference. Beginning Monday, awards for the sports of football, volleyball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s cross country and women’s cross country will be announced.

“We are extremely pleased to be able to honor the outstanding GNAC student-athletes with this weekly award,” said Dan Hilsendeger, Red Lion’s National Director of Sales for Sports. “The GNAC is an outstanding NCAA conference with talented student-athletes, and we’re excited about the opportunity to partner with the league in such a visible way.”

Said GNAC commissioner Dave Haglund: “We are excited to add Red Lion as corporate partner of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Given our mutual footprints, Red Lion is an ideal fit for the GNAC. We greatly appreciate their support of the conference and GNAC student-athletes.”

About Red Lion Hotels

Red Lion Hotels are full service hotels known for caring service and comfortable accommodations catering to the corporate and leisure traveler. Red Lion offers the amenities any traveler may need to stay comfortable including friendly service, our signature "Stay Comfortable" rooms, full service restaurants and lounges, free high-speed Internet access, fitness centers, meeting and convention facilities and more in a variety of locations throughout nine states and one Canadian province.