The Frontier League is proud to announce the “Clint Brown Excellence in Marketing Award”, the award will be given annually when the Frontier League announces its post-season award winners. Teams will be judged on their social marketing campaigns, season long promotions and individual game promotions.
The award announcement came on Father’s Day and was made as part of the pregame ceremonies at UC Health Stadium. In addition, the City of Florence declared June 17, 2018 to be Clint Brown Day.
Brown purchased the Florence Freedom in 2005. He brought them two Frontier League All-Star games in 2007 and 2016. Under his leadership, the Freedom earned the Frontier League Organization of the Year Award in 2015. In 2010, he was named Vice President of Marketing for the Frontier League Board of Directors, he served in that capacity until 2017. He was also a member of the Executive Committee from 2011 through 2017. He passed away on January 16, 2018.
“Clint’s background in marketing and marketing research lead to the development of this award,” Commissioner Bill Lee says. “He truly loved the Frontier League and wanted to make it better in every way he could help. He will be missed.”
A committee of four individuals will determine the yearly winner. The members of the committee will be:
Kim Brown – Clint Brown’s wife and current Owner/Assistant General Manager of Operations for the Florence Freedom.
Judy Johnson – Former Vice-President of Alliance Research, Inc. She was a co-worker with Clint Brown who founded the company
Bill Lee – Frontier League Commissioner
Steve Tahsler – Frontier League Deputy Commissioner
The Frontier League is entering its 26th season in 2018 and features 12 teams stretching from Pennsylvania to Missouri and from Kentucky to Northern Michigan. The Frontier League annually advances the most players to MLB organizations of any of the independent leagues, and 35 former Frontier League players have played in the Major Leagues