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Sports Commission Associates


Welcome to the home page of 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. Associates have the opportunity to volunteer for Sports Commission events, participate in the organization’s activities, and attend business and social meetings hosted by the group.

Associates membership is open to anyone wishing to become involved in the Sports Commission’s efforts. To help fund the group’s activities and to demonstrate a commitment to the Associates, members are asked to pay annual dues of $75. The components of Associates membership include:

  • A direct link to rewarding volunteer opportunities and experiences that make a positive impact on the region through sports.
  • Invitations to sports-themed business meetings and social gatherings held exclusively for members of the Associates.
  • The opportunity to network with other St. Louis young professionals.
  • Access to purchase seats for selected Sports Commission events ahead of the general public.


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To download a printable Associates membership form, click here.

Follow the Associates on social media to stay up-to-date on upcoming events and how you can assist with the Sports Commission’s efforts!

Facebook: /groups/STLSportsComAssociates
Twitter: @STLSCAssociates
Instagram: @stlscassociates

Upcoming Meetings & Events


Holly Yoakum Virtual Trivia Night
Saturday, August 15
Registration Details to be released in June.


While we are unable to host in-person meetings and events currently, all Associates members will be invited to join virtual events with prominent sports personalities. Be sure to check your email for invitations throughout the year.


Associates Board


Luke Smith | BMO Harris Bank

Vice Chair
Elizabeth Pack | Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

Mallory Fisk | Summers Compton Wells LLC

Michelle Menze | Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals


Board Members

Tom Ackerman | KMOX-AM

Travis Bakai | Forever Tennis

Bart Bennett | Sentinel Advisors

Mike Bynum | Stadia Ventures

Ryan Furtick | Lewis Rice

Kevin Hall | First to the Finish, Inc.

Kyle Harris | Daktronics

Jono Hiemenz | Enterprise Bank & Trust

Tom Hough | Carrollton Bank

Matt James | Drive Social Media

Brandon Leetch | USI Insurance Services

Matt Miller | Bank of America

Lanie Mitchell | Nestle Purina PetCare

Chandler Poppen | Saint Louis University Athletics

Zach Schaefer | Spark the Discussion

Jenifer Snow | Kamykowski, Gavin & Smith, P.C.

Evan Sullivan

Nico Toro | Lockton Companies

Brian Tucker | Emerson

Missy Werges | Nature’s Variety

Katie Zimmerman | KellyMitchell Group, Inc.

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 nine years, the Associates have awarded $112,500 in academic scholarships to 36 college-bound students.  The scholarship program is part of the Sports Commission’s efforts to promote and encourage sportsmanship in the community. Visit for more information.

Help us celebrate sportsmanship by nominating a deserving student who has demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship and character in athletic competition. Download the application packet for 2020 by clicking the link below. Please note there have been updates to the packet based on new information regarding Covid-19. You can also view the bios of past Sportsmanship Scholarship recipients to see the type of attributes and actions the scholarship committee seeks to recognize. Scholarship applications must be received by Thursday, April 30, 2020. For more details, call 314-345-5130 or e-mail

Download Scholarship Application Packet >

View Previous Recipients >