Ovations Food Services Earns Awards for 2013 TEAM Training Results

01/14/2014

Ovations Food Services Earns Awards for
2013 TEAM Training Results
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Alexandria, VA (01/31/2014) – TEAM Coalition proudly recognized five Ovations Food Services accounts for earning TEAM Training Awards, presented at the company’s annual meeting on Tuesday January 14, 2014. Companywide, Ovations Food Services certified over 2,000 employees and non-profit volunteers in TEAM Coalition’s alcohol management training program in 2013. TEAM Coalition recognizes all organizations who certify significant numbers of employees each year.The Championship Performance award is given to food and beverage providers at NFL stadiums and MLB ballparks when 1,000 or more employees are TEAM certified during the year and at all other facilities with a maximum capacity of 7,500 seats or more when 250 or more employees are TEAM certified. The following Ovations Food Services accounts earned TEAM’s Championship Performance Award in 2013:

  • Raley Field (home to the Minor League Baseball Sacramento Rivercats)

 

The Excellent Performer award is given to food and beverage providers at NFL stadiums and MLB ballparks when 500 or more employees are TEAM certified during the year. The award is earned by MLS stadiums and NBA or NHL arenas when 250 or more employees are TEAM certified. And all other facilities with a maximum capacity of more than 7,500 seats earn this award when 150 or more employees are TEAM certified during the year. The following Ovations Food Services accounts earned TEAM’s Championship Performance Award in 2013:

  • Greensboro Coliseum
  • Chukchansi Park
  • Budweiser Events Center
  • Pensacola Bayfront Stadium

 

(left to right) Doug Drewes, Ovations’ Executive Vice President; Mark Wiggins, Ovations’ Greensboro Coliseum Complex General Manager; Mark Micallef, Ovations’ Pensacola Bayfront Stadium General Manager; Sierra Beshears, Ovations’ Raley Field General Manager; Ken Young, Ovations’ President;
Charlie Neary, Ovations’ Executive Vice President Phil Hossler, Ovations’ Budweiser Events Center General Manager; Tim Dickert, Ovations’ Chukchansi Park General Manager

 

“We’re especially proud of the breadth of the winners of our training certification awards from Ovations this year,” said Jill Pepper, TEAM Coalition executive director. “To have five Ovations Food Services accounts earn awards is truly remarkable. It is a testament to OVation’s commitment to employee training and its positive impact on fan behavior.”

About TEAM Coalition
TEAM Coalition is an alliance of professional and collegiate sports, entertainment facilities, concessionaires, stadium service providers, the beer industry, distillers, broadcasters, governmental traffic safety experts, and others working together to promote responsible drinking and positive fan behavior at sports and entertainment facilities. TEAM’s members and supporters include Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, NASCAR, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League, the National Hockey League, National Collegiate Athletic Association, ARAMARK, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Ovations Food Services, Beer Institute, National Beer Wholesalers Association, Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors, Brown-Forman, Live Nation, National Association of Broadcasters, Contemporary Services Corporation, Elite, International Association of Venue Managers, Stadium Managers Association and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. www.TEAMCoalition.org.

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