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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 $50. 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

Click here to join the Associates online.
Click here to download the Associates membership form.

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Upcoming Meetings & Events

Associates Night at the Ballpark
Friday, September 8  |  Busch Stadium
Meeting at 6:30 p.m.  |  First Pitch at 7:15 p.m. |  Details & Registration >
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

Associates Board

Joe Mark | Enterprise Bank & Trust

Vice Chair
Luke Smith | Unity Xchange

George Kriegshauser | Enterprise Bank & Trust

Michelle Menze | Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals


Board Members

Tom Ackerman | KMOX-AM

Julie Barron | Barron Gymnastics

Shannon Blackwell | Saint Louis University Athletics

Adam French | Magellan Healthcare, Inc.

Evan Glantz

Jake Griesenauer | Bi-State Development

Laura Hettiger | KMOV-TV

Jimmie Howlett | Busey Bank

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

Garrett Reuter | Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

Dan Schindler | Anders CPAs

Evan Sullivan

Bobby Torgoley | Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Nico Toro | Lockton Companies

Missy Werges | Nature’s Variety

Jay Westra | Renaissance Financial Corporation

Christopher Woehle | Accounting Career Consultants

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 $75,000 in academic scholarships to 26 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.

Celebrate sportsmanship by nominating a deserving student who has demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship and character in athletic competition.  You can view the bios of past Sportsmanship Scholarship recipients to see the type of attributes and actions the scholarship committee seeks to recognize. Please check back in January for 2018 scholarship information. For more details, call 314-345-5130 or e-mail


2017 Scholarship Winners – View bios of the 2017 winners

Sportsmanship Scholarship Past Recipients – View bios of past Sportsmanship Scholarship Recipients.