EVENT CELEBRATES STAN THE MAN’S LEGACY AND THE YEAR’S GREATEST MOMENTS OF SPORTSMANSHIP
TICKETS AVAILABLE STARTING AT JUST $30
ST. LOUIS – Dec. 1, 2015 – Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and Turner sportscaster Ernie Johnson are among those who will be recognized at the Musial Awards Saturday night. They will join an incredible lineup of individuals who have displayed remarkable character, kindness, selflessness and integrity in sports. The event, which honors Stan Musial’s legacy and celebrates the year’s greatest moments of sportsmanship, takes place at the Peabody Opera House at 7:30 p.m. Tickets starting at $30 are available to the public. Ticket details appear later in this release.
Palmer is receiving the Stan Musial Lifetime Achievement Award, the pinnacle honor bestowed at the Musial Awards. One of the most popular and accessible sports figures, Palmer built an army of admirers through his down-to-earth, personable approach on and off the golf course. His success in the sport – seven major championships including four Masters titles – is matched by his kindness and philanthropic commitment.
Matheny is being recognized for the class and dignity he exemplifies in the dugout, and the commitment he has made to change the culture of youth sports. To read more about Matheny’s story, visit MusialAwards.com.
Johnson won the Sports Emmy Award for best studio host earlier this year. In the audience at the ceremony that night were Taelor and Sydni Scott, daughters of the late ESPN anchor Stuart Scott, who passed away earlier this year from cancer. Upon accepting the Emmy, Johnson asked Taelor and Sydni to come on stage, and gave the award to them in honor of their father. To read more about Johnson’s story, visit MusialAwards.com.
Eight other recipients of the Musial Award will be celebrated for acts of extraordinary sportsmanship. The names of the 2015 honorees and their inspiring stories can be found atMusialAwards.com.