Teddy Kremer to be named 'Spirit of Cincinnati USA Ambassador'

Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell is among the Spirit of Cincinnati USA Award winners.
Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell is among the Spirit of Cincinnati USA Award winners.

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Teddy Kremer, the Cincinnati Reds honorary batboy who attracted national media coverage last season, is among those who will receive Spirit of Cincinnati USA awards.

Kremer and others will be recognized during the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau's 2014 Annual Spirit of Cincinnati USA Awards at noon Wednesday at the Duke Energy Center, Downtown.

"Cincinnati USA is experiencing an incredible revitalization and the efforts and commitment of our 2013 Spirit Award winners play an integral role in achieving this growth," said Dan Lincoln, president and CEO of Cincinnati USA.

Kremer is receiving special recognition and is being named the Spirit of Cincinnati USA Ambassador. His story and positive attitude brought positive national media attention to Cincinnati and the Reds.

The other awards include:

The Horace Sudduth Progressive Business Award: Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati

Erich Kunzel Queen City Advocate Award: The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the 21c Museum Hotel

The Wendell P. Dabney Award for Diversity: Liz Rogers for her conjunction with Macy's Music Festival

The Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Service: Shari Einsel of the Duke Energy Convention Center and George Mitchell and Sylvia Osterday of the Cincinnati USA Visitor Center on Fountain Square

Partnership Award: Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell and Terry Honebrink and Victoria Morgan of the Cincinnati Ballet

Champion Award for Convention & Meeting Sales: Darlene Kamine of the Community Learning Center Institute, Peter Tennant of the Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission, Steve and Beverly Stoehr of the National Square Dance Convention, Marc Burgess and Laura Rusche of the Disabled American Veterans 5K, Jay Basil of Cincy Flames Baseball and Dr. Ken Davis of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Inc.

Visit http://www.cincyusa.com/Spirit for more information on the awards.

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