ORGANIZATION’S YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GROUP TO AWARD $17,500 TO HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS WHO EXEMPLIFY OUTSTANDING SPORTSMANSHIP; TOP WINNER WILL RECEIVE $10,000
APPLICATION PACKET NOW AVAILABLE
ST. LOUIS – Jan. 31, 2018 – The St. Louis Sports Commission is accepting nominations for its annual Carl Fricks Sportsmanship Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors from the St. Louis metro area who exemplify outstanding sportsmanship. This year, the organization will award $17,500 in scholarship funds with the top award winner receiving $10,000 to apply to higher education expenses. Administered by the Sports Commission Associates – the Sports Commission’s young professionals group – the scholarship program is part of the organization’s efforts to celebrate and elevate sportsmanship in the community.
The Sportsmanship Scholarship application packet can be obtained online at sportsmanship.org/scholarship or by calling 314-345-5130. Nominations must be received by April 16, 2018. The recipients will be selected by April 30.
EFFORT LAUNCHED TO INSPIRE REGION THROUGH PRESTIGIOUS OLYMPIC CITY DISTINCTION
ST. LOUIS – Jan. 22, 2018 – With the goal to inspire awareness, pride and future opportunities connected to St. Louis’ enduring status as an Olympic City, the St. Louis Sports Commission will soon unveil a series of initiatives reigniting the region’s Olympic legacy. As a first step, the organization has established the St. Louis Olympic Legacy Committee to lead the effort. The Committee has been working with the International Olympic Committee this past year to initiate a multi-phase project celebrating St. Louis’ contributions to the Olympic movement as host of the 1904 Olympic Games. It will also focus on future opportunities for St. Louis to engage and participate in Olympism.