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:
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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!
All-Associates Meeting at SLU Men’s Basketball Game
Friday, January 18 | Meeting at 5pm | Tip-off at 6pm
Chaifetz Arena (vs. Saint Joseph’s Hawks)
All-Associates Meeting at Blues Game
Tuesday, March 12 | Meeting at 6pm | Puck drop at 7pm
Enterprise Center (vs. Arizona Coyotes)
Luke Smith | BMO Harris Bank
Elizabeth Pack | Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
Mallory Fisk | Summers Compton Wells LLC
Michelle Menze | Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
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
Nico Toro | Lockton Companies
Missy Werges | Nature’s Variety
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 $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 sportsmanship.org/scholarship for more information.
Congratulations the winners of the 2018 Carl Fricks Sportsmanship Scholarship – Catherine Arnold, Imanté Griffin, Madelyn Hubbs, Connor Kingsland, and Mary LaBelle – whose stories you can read below. 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 2019. For more details, call 314-345-5130 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sportsmanship Scholarship Past Recipients – View bios of past Sportsmanship Scholarship Recipients.