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 Thursday, June 23, 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.
ORGANIZATION’S YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GROUP TO AWARD $25,000 TO HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS WHO EXEMPLIFY OUTSTANDING SPORTSMANSHIP; TOP WINNER WILL RECEIVE $15,000
APPLICATION PACKET NOW AVAILABLE
ST. LOUIS – Feb. 8, 2022 – The St. Louis Sports Commission is accepting nominations for its annual Carl Fricks Sportsmanship Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors from the St. Louis metro area who exemplify outstanding sportsmanship in athletic competition.
ST. LOUIS – Feb. 3, 2022 – For the second consecutive year, St. Louis will be the site of the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships. The event will take place March 11-12 at Chaifetz Arena and will be hosted by Maryville University and the St. Louis Sports Commission for the third time since 2015.
MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT MARK LOMBARDI ELECTED TO THIRD TERM AS SPORTS COMMISSION’S CHAIR
ST. LOUIS – Jan. 12, 2022 – The St. Louis Sports Commission is adding several regional business, civic and sports leaders to its volunteer board of directors. They will help the privately-funded nonprofit organization continue to fulfill its mission to make St. Louis a better place to live, visit, work and play through sports.
NATIONALLY-TELEVISED EVENT WILL HONOR WAYNE & JANET GRETZKY AND THOSE WHO EMBODY EXTRAORDINARY CHARACTER
ST. LOUIS – Nov. 17, 2021 – The year’s greatest moments of sportsmanship and the ultimate “good sports” will be honored in St. Louis on Saturday night (Nov. 20) as the Musial Awards return to Stifel Theatre. The national event celebrates those in sports who exemplify class and character. Showtime is 7 p.m. A limited number of tickets are available through Ticketmaster. The show will air nationally as a one-hour special on CBS on Christmas Day at 5 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. CT.
GAMES FEATURING MATCHUP OF WORLD’S TOP TWO HOCKEY TEAMS WILL BE PLAYED ON DEC. 15 & 17 AT CENTENE COMMUNITY ICE CENTER IN MARYLAND HEIGHTS
ST. LOUIS – Nov. 16, 2021 – Leading up to the upcoming Olympic Games in Beijing, China, the U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team will face Canada on Wednesday, Dec. 15 and Friday, Dec. 17 at Centene Community Ice Center in Maryland Heights. Both games are set for 7 p.m. CT and are part of the My Why Tour presented by Toyota.
Tickets go on sale on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. CT at centenecommunityicecenter.com.
ZAILA AVANT-GARDE TO RECEIVE THE STAN MUSIAL AWARD FOR EXTRAORDINARY CHARACTER
NATIONAL SPELLING BEE CHAMP AMONG THOSE JOINING WAYNE AND JANET GRETZKY TO BE HONORED IN ST. LOUIS NOV. 20 AT NATIONALLY TELEVISED EVENT CELEBRATING SPORTSMANSHIP IN AMERICA
ST. LOUIS – Oct. 21, 2021 – Zaila Avant-garde, winner of this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee, will receive the 2021 Stan Musial Award for Extraordinary Character. She will be honored at the Musial Awards in St. Louis on Nov. 20 for the poise and grace she showed through the pressure of competition and the accolades that followed.