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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.


We are no longer accepting new Associates members.  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 contact Sports Commission Director of Member Events & Services Amanda Lutz at


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


All current Associates members will be invited to special sporting and fundraising events throughout 2023. Be sure to check your email for invitations from the St. Louis Sports Commission (


Associates Board


Michelle Menze | Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

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


Board Members

Oddie Adkins | Wells Fargo

Connor Bradley | Ascension Charity Classic

Kelly Brandt | Charter Communications

Mike Bynum | Bynum Consulting LLC

Jeremy Harness | Harness Financial

Kyle Harris | Genetec Inc.

Dorian Holmes

Danielle Ivie | Powered by Movement LLC

Connor Jordan | Mizzou Athletics

Matt Miller | Bank of America

Lanie Mitchell | Slalom

Chandler Poppen | Forest Lake Tennis Club

Morgan Ripper | Rawlings

Jamie Skinner | Lodging Hospitality Management

Jenifer Snow | Brown & Crouppen

Evan Sullivan | Armstrong Teasdale

Nico Toro | Lockton

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 for more information and to view previous scholarship recipients.


Congratulations to the 2023 Carl Fricks Sportsmanship Scholarship recipients: Imarion Griffin, Jack Burke, Anna Belle Wakeland, Ava Hamilton, Ahren Muehleisen and Esther Pottebaum!

Help us celebrate sportsmanship by nominating a deserving student who has demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship and character in athletic competition. You can 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

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