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About The Associates
Welcome to the St. Louis Sports Commission Associates – the Sports Commission’s young professionals group. Created in 2007, the Associates help the Sports Commission fulfill its mission to make the St. Louis region a better place to live, visit, work and play through sports.
In 2024, the Sports Commission Associates will be reorganized as a board-only body. This group will be responsible for stewardship of the Carl Fricks Sportsmanship Scholarship, planning and producing fundraisers for the scholarship, and supporting Sports Commission events and initiatives. Associates board members will pay annual member dues and will be invited to participate in Sports Commission membership activities including events, receptions, and announcements throughout the year.
If you are interested in becoming a Sports Commission Associates Board member, please complete the application form. Also be sure to read the Associates Board Responsibilities before applying.
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The Carl Fricks Sportsmanship Scholarship
The Carl Fricks Sportsmanship Scholarship is presented annually to graduating high school seniors from the St. Louis metro area who embody outstanding sportsmanship. Administered by the St. Louis Sports Commission Associates – the Sports Commission’s young professionals group – the scholarship recognizes individuals who exemplify honesty, integrity, civility, selflessness, kindness, compassion and class in athletic competition. Candidates are evaluated strictly on their approach, character and respect for others on the playing field. Athletic performance (wins and other stats) does not factor in the selection – making the scholarships unique.
The Associates launched the Sportsmanship Scholarship in 2009. The group raises funds for the program and selects its recipients. In twelve years, the Associates have awarded $207,500 in academic scholarships to 61 college-bound students. The scholarship program is part of the Sports Commission’s efforts to promote and encourage sportsmanship in the community.
Visit sportsmanship.org/scholarship for more information and to view previous scholarship recipients.
2024 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS DUE APRIL 2
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