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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


Sports Commission Associates Holly Yoakum Trivia Night
Saturday, August 17  |  Doors Open @ 6pm  |  Trivia Starts @ 7pm
St. Louis University High School (SLUH)
*All proceeds benefit the Carl Fricks Sportsmanship Scholarship


All-Associates Meeting at Cardinals Game
Tuesday, September 17  |  Gates Open @ 5pm  |  First Pitch @ 6:45pm
Busch Stadium (vs. Washington Nationals)


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

Shannon Blackwell | Washington University in St. Louis

Teresa Braeckel | Maritz

Ryan Donlon | Learfield – Billiken Sports Properties

Adam French | Magellan Healthcare, Inc.

Kevin Hall | First to the Finish, Inc.

Kyle Harris | Daktronics

Jono Hiemenz | Enterprise Bank & Trust

Jimmie Howlett | Busey Bank

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

Evan Sullivan

Nico Toro | Lockton Companies

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 $92,500 in academic scholarships to 31 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.

Congratulations the winners of the 2019 Carl Fricks Sportsmanship Scholarship – Macie Farrer, Ben Cummings, Arielle Adams, Shea Luby, and Jalen White – whose stories you can read here. Help us celebrate sportsmanship by nominating a deserving student who has demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship and character in athletic competition. 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. The submission packet and application for next year’s scholarship will be available in January 2020. For more details, call 314-345-5130 or e-mail