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Nationally Televised Musial Awards to Honor Bill Bradley, Others Who Inspire with Extraordinary Sportsmanship Saturday Night in St. Louis


ST. LOUIS – Nov. 15, 2023 – An event like no other, a tug-at-your-heart-strings spectacle, and the world’s foremost event celebrating good sportsmanship, the Musial Awards presented by Maryville University will again take center stage at Stifel Theatre in St. Louis on Saturday, November 18.  The unique event celebrates the year’s greatest moments of sportsmanship and those in sports from around the globe who exemplify class and character.  Showtime is 7 p.m.  A limited number of tickets are available through Ticketmaster as the show nears a full house. The Musial Awards will air nationally as a one-hour special on CBS December 24.

This year’s honorees include Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Bradley, who is receiving the Stan Musial Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest award for sportsmanship. MLB record-setting pitcher Adam Wainwright will receive the Musial Award for Extraordinary Character. Other award winners include Team Godolphin and Breeders’ Cup champion racehorse Cody’s Wish, Minnesota high school basketball player Noah Bjerke-Wieser; the University of Dayton Flyer Pep Band; Italian fencer Emilia Rossatti; Southern University Athletics; and a pair of college softball players from Southeastern University – Chapel Cunningham and Leah Gonzalez.

Background on all the honorees and why they’re receiving the Musial Award can be found at

Limited remaining tickets for the show can be purchased through Ticketmaster. Ticket prices range from $10 to $35. (Facility and other fees may apply) More information can be found at

For the fifth consecutive year, the Musial Awards will be seen throughout the country on CBS. The network will air the Musial Awards as a one-hour special on December 24.  In partnership with the St. Louis Sports Commission and the National Sportsmanship Foundation, the broadcast is produced by Al Roker Entertainment, the production arm of 14-time Emmy award-winning TV personality Al Roker.

The Musial Awards presented by Maryville University takes place annually on the Saturday before Thanksgiving at the historic 3,000-seat Stifel Theatre in Downtown St. Louis. The show is produced by the St. Louis Sports Commission and the National Sportsmanship Foundation, a charitable nonprofit organization. In addition to keeping Stan The Man’s legacy alive, the mission of the Musial Awards is to encourage kindness, selflessness, integrity and civility in sports and society – and to inspire people across the nation to be good sports. The event has occurred in St. Louis since 2005.

National sponsors of the 2023 Musial Awards include Maryville University, Edward Jones, Lexus, and World Wide Technology. Since 2011, Maryville University has served as the event’s presenting sponsor. The school’s involvement, leadership and generosity have helped make the Musial Awards the most inspiring night in sports®.

Media interested in covering the Musial Awards should contact Tim Ryan in advance at 314-406-5791 or