FIRST COUPLE OF GYMNASTICS WILL BE HONORED AT THE NATIONALLY-TELEVISED MUSIAL AWARDS IN ST. LOUIS ON NOV. 23
ST. LOUIS – Oct. 4, 2019 – They are icons of their sport, winners of a combined seven Olympic Gymnastics gold medals. Together, as husband and wife, they have led their lives inspiring others and contributing to the greater good. In recognition of their positive impact on sports and society, Bart Conner and Nadia Comaneci will receive the highest award for sportsmanship: the Stan Musial Lifetime Achievement Award.
Conner and Comaneci will be honored at the 2019 Musial Awards in St. Louis on Saturday, Nov. 23. In addition to the live event, the show will air nationally as a one-hour special on CBS on Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. Eastern.
CHAMPIONSHIPS SERVE AS OLYMPIC SELECTION EVENT FOR RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS
ST. LOUIS – Oct. 3, 2019 – The Gateway City will be the hub for all things gymnastics in June 2020. One week before the previously announced 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Gymnastics, St. Louis will host the 2020 USA Gymnastics Championships at the America’s Center Convention Complex and the Dome on June 17-21. The event features more than 1,600 of the nation’s best gymnasts in acrobatic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and trampoline and tumbling. The five-day national championships includes both Junior Olympic and elite levels for all three disciplines. The championships will also serve as the 2020 Olympic selection event for rhythmic gymnastics, and the rhythmic Olympians will be named at the conclusion of the competition.
CEREMONY CELEBRATING RENAMING OF THE 1904 OLYMPIC STADIUM TO TAKE PLACE ON SEPT. 21 AT HALFTIME OF WASHU FOOTBALL GAME
ST. LOUIS – Sept. 17, 2019 – In recognition of its significant place in Olympic history, Washington University’s Francis Field is being renamed “Francis Olympic Field.” The renaming of the venue will be celebrated at a ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 21. The ceremony will take place at halftime of the Washington University football game against North Central (Ill.), which kicks off at 5 p.m.
ATTENDEES WILL BE PART OF NATIONALLY-TELEVISED SHOW
ST. LOUIS – Aug. 22, 2019 – Tickets for the 2019 Musial Awards – presented by Maryville University, go on sale tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 23) at 11 a.m. The event takes place on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Stifel Theatre in St. Louis. Showtime is 6:15 p.m. Tickets range from $10 to $35 and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or in person at the Enterprise Center box office. Groups of 10 or more can take advantage of special group pricing by calling 314-345-5121.
ST. LOUIS – Aug. 5, 2019 – All-session tickets for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Gymnastics, scheduled for June 25-28 at Enterprise Center, go on sale Thursday, Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. Central. The St. Louis Sports Commission and Enterprise Center will serve as the hosts for the four-day competition. The men’s and women’s gymnastics teams for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be named in St. Louis at the conclusion of the Trials.
ST. LOUISANS INVITED TO TAKE PART IN ANNUAL TRADITION OF RUNNING THE 1904 OLYMPIC STADIUM TRACK WITH JJK AND AREA OLYMPIANS
ST. LOUIS – June 7, 2019 – The Olympic Day tradition in St. Louis continues. On Friday, June 21, St. Louis will mark the worldwide celebration of Olympic Day with an event unique to America’s first Olympic city. Participants of all ages, especially young people, are invited to join six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee and other area Olympians to run or walk the track at Washington University’s Francis Field, one of the sites of the 1904 Olympic Games. The Olympic Day celebration runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and is organized by the St. Louis Sports Commission.
ORGANIZATION AWARDS $20,000 TO FIVE AREA STUDENTS FOR EXEMPLIFYING CLASS AND CHARACTER ON THE PLAYING FIELD
ST. LOUIS – May 21, 2019 – Macie Farrier, Ben Cummings, Arielle Adams, Shea Luby and Jalen White are the recipients of the 2019 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 five students were selected by the Associates’ scholarship committee, which reviewed nominations from throughout the St. Louis area.
NATION’S TOP GYMNASTS TO COMPETE AT ENTERPRISE CENTER ON THE ROAD TO TOKYO
ST. LOUIS – April 23, 2019 – USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee have awarded the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Gymnastics to St. Louis. The event will take place at Enterprise Center on June 25-28, 2020. The St. Louis Sports Commission will serve as the host organization for the four-day competition. It partnered with Enterprise Center to spearhead the region’s successful bid. The teams for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo for both men’s and women’s gymnastics will be named in St. Louis.
EVENT TEACHES VOLUNTEER COACHES VALUABLE SKILLS TO HELP THEM PROVIDE GREAT EXPERIENCES FOR KIDS THEY COACH
ST. LOUIS – March 1, 2019 – The St. Louis Sports Commission and St. Louis University High School are partnering to host a FREE clinic for youth baseball and softball coaches on Saturday, March 2 at St. Louis University High School. The Coach It Right! clinic runs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and takes place inside the Danis Field House.
ORGANIZATION’S YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GROUP TO AWARD $20,000 TO HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS WHO EXEMPLIFY OUTSTANDING SPORTSMANSHIP; TOP WINNER WILL RECEIVE $10,000
APPLICATION PACKET NOW AVAILABLE
ST. LOUIS – Jan. 23, 2019 – 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. This year, the organization will award $20,000 in scholarship funds with the top award winner receiving $10,000 to apply to higher education expenses. Administered by the Sports Commission Associates – the Sports Commission’s young professionals group – the scholarship program is part of the organization’s efforts to celebrate and elevate sportsmanship in the community.
The Sportsmanship Scholarship application packet can be obtained online at sportsmanship.org/scholarship or by calling 314-345-5130. The packet is also attached. Nominations must be received by April 16, 2019. The recipients will be selected by April 30.