SLUGGER TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR CLASS, CHARACTER, AND CIVILITY ON AND OFF THE FIELD IN NATIONALLY TELEVISED SHOW NOV. 19 AT STIFEL THEATRE
ST. LOUIS – Oct. 10, 2022 – Throughout his prolific career, Albert Pujols has achieved the highest level a professional baseball player can attain. Now, Pujols will accept the highest award for sportsmanship – the Stan Musial Lifetime Achievement Award – at the 2022 Musial Awards presented by Maryville University on Nov. 19 at Stifel Theatre in St. Louis. The special award, given as the pinnacle honor at the Musial Awards, recognizes high-profile sports figures who have embodied class, dignity, generosity, integrity, and excellence over the course of their careers.
MIZZOU WILL PLAY MEMPHIS ON SEPT. 23, 2023 AT THE DOME AT AMERICA’S CENTER AS A KICK OFF TO NEW “MIZZOU TO THE LOU” SERIES
ST. LOUIS – Oct. 3, 2022 – University of Missouri football is headed back to St. Louis for the first time since 2010.
Mizzou’s game against Memphis, scheduled for Sept. 23, 2023 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, will now be played in St. Louis at The Dome at America’s Center. The Tigers last played in St. Louis in 2010, a 23-13 win over Illinois, the final game of the Arch Rivalry Series, which ran from 2002-03 and 2007-10.
The 2023 game against Memphis will kick off a new partnership between Mizzou and the St. Louis Sports Commission which will bring multiple Mizzou athletic events to the St. Louis area during the 2023-24 season — the Mizzou to the Lou series.
RECORD NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS AND COMPANY TEAMS REGISTERED FOR “ST. LOUIS’ HEALTHIEST HAPPY HOUR” – THE FIRST PUBLIC EVENT AT NEW STADIUM
ST. LOUIS – September 21, 2022 – The Biz Dash 5K presented by World Wide Technology has set new records with more than 7,000 race participants representing 274 companies and organizations from across the region coming to Downtown St. Louis on Thursday, September 22 in what has become known as “St. Louis’ Healthiest Happy Hour.” The event brings the St. Louis business community together promoting a healthy, active lifestyle and building team camaraderie with co-workers and friends in a fun atmosphere featuring music, food, drinks, entertainment, and a 5K run/walk. In its seventh year, the Biz Dash reached new highs in participants and company teams registered.
THE GAME IS PART OF A WEEKEND SHOWCASE CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF TITLE IX AND FEATURES A HOMECOMING FOR NOTRE DAME HEAD COACH NIELE IVEY AND CAL HEAD COACH CHARMIN SMITH
ST. LOUIS – September 15, 2022 – The St. Louis Blues and St. Louis Sports Commission are delighted to partner with the University of Notre Dame to welcome the Notre Dame women’s basketball team against the California Golden Bears in the first annual Citi Shamrock Classic at Enterprise Center in St. Louis on Saturday, November 12. The Citi Shamrock Classic features a homecoming for both head coaches — Notre Dame is coached by St. Louisan Niele Ivey and Cal is led by fellow St. Louis native Charmin Smith.
‘RESPECT THE REFS’ MESSAGE TO BE DISPLAYED AT ST. LOUIS AREA SOCCER FACILITIES AND ONLINE TO REMIND PARENTS AND COACHES THAT REFEREES ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF A POSITIVE YOUTH SPORTS ENVIRONMENT
ST. LOUIS – August 23, 2022 – The St. Louis Sports Commission announces the launch of a new initiative called Let ‘em Play designed to reverse disturbing trends of referee abuse that have led to a severe shortage of referees in youth sports. The program is aimed at reminding youth sports parents, coaches, fans, and players that referees are to be respected and unsportsmanlike behavior toward officials is unacceptable. With the support of the St. Louis Youth Soccer Association (SLYSA), the Let ‘em Play program is underway at soccer venues throughout the St. Louis region and several youth soccer clubs were quick to jump on board. “Respect the Refs” is the primary refrain seen on banners at soccer venues, combined with an online presence and social media engagement to show support for referees and reinforce the message that referees are essential for kids to enjoy the benefits of playing a sport.
VIVERITO CONCLUDES A 27-YEAR RUN AS PRESIDENT; SPORTS COMMISSION VICE PRESIDENT MARC SCHREIBER WILL TAKE THE REINS OF THE ORGANIZATION IN 2023
ST. LOUIS – Aug. 3, 2022 – St. Louis Sports Commission President Frank Viverito announced today he will retire from his position on Dec. 31, 2022, concluding more than 27 years leading the organization. Viverito will continue at the organization in a senior advisory role. Current Vice President of Marketing & Development Marc Schreiber will become the organization’s third president next year.
ST. LOUISANS INVITED TO TAKE PART IN ANNUAL TRADITION OF RUNNING THE 1904 OLYMPIC STADIUM TRACK WITH JJK AND AREA OLYMPIANS
ST. LOUIS – May 23, 2022 – The Olympic Day tradition in St. Louis continues. On *Wednesday, June 22, participants of all ages are invited to join six-time Olympic Medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee in running or walking the track at Francis Olympic Field on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis, site of the 1904 Olympic Games. The Olympic Day celebration is from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and is organized by the St. Louis Sports Commission.
ORGANIZATION AWARDS $25,000 TO SEVEN AREA STUDENTS FOR EXEMPLIFYING CLASS AND CHARACTER ON THE PLAYING FIELD
ST. LOUIS – May 17, 2022 – Gus Tettamble, Anyi Sun, Taylor Brown, Matthew Clark, Chloe Rhine, Ryan Ulm, and Tyron Woodley, Jr., are the recipients of the 2022 Carl Fricks Sportsmanship Scholarships. The scholarships are awarded by the St. Louis Sports Commission’s young professionals group – the Sports Commission Associates – and recognize high school seniors from the region who embody outstanding sportsmanship. The seven students were selected by the Associates’ scholarship committee, which reviewed nominations from throughout the St. Louis area.
CELEBRATING HEALTH AND WELLNESS, THE BIZ DASH WILL BE ONE OF THE STADIUM’S FIRST PUBLIC EVENTS
ST. LOUIS – April 26, 2022 – The 2022 Biz Dash presented by World Wide Technology has a new home. The St. Louis Sports Commission is partnering with St. Louis CITY SC to host the annual event at Centene Stadium’s East Plaza on Thursday, Sept. 22 from 5 to 9 p.m.
SINGLE-SESSION TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON MONDAY
EVENT TAKES PLACE AT CHAIFETZ ARENA ON MARCH 11-12
ST. LOUIS – March 3, 2022 – Day passes for the upcoming NCAA DII Wrestling Championships (March 11-12 at Chaifetz Arena) go on sale tomorrow (Friday) at 10 a.m. Central through Ticketmaster.com. The day passes include admission to both sessions on Friday or both sessions on Saturday and range from $26 to $34. The two-day event will be hosted by Maryville University and the St. Louis Sports Commission for the third time since 2015.