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:
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!
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.
Michelle Menze | Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Elizabeth Pack | Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
Nico Toro | Lockton Companies
Kyle Harris | Daktronics
Tom Ackerman | KMOX-AM
Bart Bennett | Express Scripts
Mike Bynum | FedTech
Mallory Fisk | Summers Compton Wells LLC
Ryan Furtick | Lewis Rice
Kevin Hall | Madison County Circuit Clerk
Jeremy Harness | Harness Financial
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 | Forest Lake Tennis Club
Ryan Plumley | IRI
Zach Schaefer | Spark the Discussion
Luke Smith | Midwest BankCentre
Jenifer Snow | The Law Offices of Joan M. Swartz.
Evan Sullivan | Missouri Court of Appeals
Brian Tucker | Emerson
Katie Zimmerman | KellyMitchell Group, Inc.
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 $142,500 in academic scholarships to 42 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.
Help us celebrate sportsmanship by nominating a deserving student who has demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship and character in athletic competition. Download the application packet at the link below. All scholarship applications are due by April 12, 2021. You can also view the bios of past recipients to see the type of attributes and actions the scholarship committee seeks to recognize. For more details, call Solomon Alexander at 314-345-5130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.