Although the 2020 Minor League Baseball season was canceled, the Greenville Drive has accumulated multiple local and national honors throughout 2020.
“2020 has been an extraordinary year for our entire community, and the Drive is no different,” said Craig Brown, Greenville Drive owner and team president. “Like the Greenville community, the Drive worked to take these changes in stride, adapting and adjusting to challenges and tackling them head-on, and, as these awards demonstrate, ultimately overcoming. These honors not only demonstrate our relentless commitment to giving back to our community but, more importantly, our community’s continued support of and belief in our organization.”
The Drive’s 2020 local awards are from a variety of categories such as education, social justice, economic empowerment and positive growth. They include:
- Urban League of the Upstate’s Corporate Citizen Award
- Southernside Neighborhood Goodwill Ambassadors of the Year
- Greenville County Schools Partner of the Year
- Greenville Literacy Association Partner of the Year
- Greenville News Best Local Sports Team
The Drive also received the Freitas Award as the Nation’s Top Single A Franchise and were promoted to the Advanced-A level affiliate level with the Boston Red Sox organization.