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.
MORE THAN 220 TEAMS FROM 14 STATE ASSOCIATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SIX-DAY EVENT
ST. LOUIS – Jan. 7, 2019 – US Youth Soccer has awarded the 2021 US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships to St. Louis. The games will take place June 25-30, 2021 at Creve Coeur Park Soccer Complex and Lou Fusz Athletic Soccer Complex in Maryland Heights. The Missouri Youth Soccer Association and St. Louis Sports Commission will serve as the host organizations for the event.
SHOW WILL BE SEEN IN 14 CITIES INCLUDING SIX TOP 20 MARKETS
ST. LOUIS – Dec. 13, 2018 – St. Louis area viewers can see the likes of Sister Jean, Jim Thome and Ozzie Smith receive the prestigious sportsmanship award named for Stan The Man. The 99-year-old nun who charmed the nation during March Madness and the two Baseball Hall of Famers were among the good sports honored at the Musial Awards in St. Louis last month. On Wednesday, Dec. 19, a special one-hour presentation of the Musial Awards will air on KSDK 5 On Your Side at 9 p.m. The show will also be seen in 13 other cities, including Houston, Seattle, Minneapolis, Denver, Cleveland and Sacramento. Dates and times for those airings appear at the end of this news release.
JIM THOME, OZZIE SMITH AND SISTER JEAN AMONG HONOREES
CAPACITY CROWD EXPECTED AT STIFEL THEATRE FOR ONE-OF-A-KIND EVENT CELEBRATING SPORTSMANSHIP IN AMERICA
ST. LOUIS – Nov. 14, 2018 – A hall of fame lineup of class acts will be honored in St. Louis on Saturday night (Nov. 17) as the Musial Awards – presented by Maryville University – takes place at Stifel Theatre (formerly Peabody Opera House). The national event celebrates the year’s greatest moments of sportsmanship and the biggest names in sports who embody class and character. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. A small number of tickets remain available through Ticketmaster and at MusialAwards.com.
JIM THOME, SISTER JEAN, OZZIE SMITH AND THOSE CONNECTED TO YEAR’S MOST INSPIRING MOMENTS OF SPORTSMANSHIP TO BE HONORED IN ST. LOUIS ON NOV. 17
ST. LOUIS – Oct. 17, 2018 – They include two Hall of Famers, an NCAA champion coach, and a nun who had an unforgettable road to the Final Four. They represent six different sports and cover the youth, high school, college and pro ranks. They range in age from 10 to 99. From stars and legends to everyday people who do the remarkable, the nation’s best sports will be honored at the Musial Awards in St. Louis on Nov. 17.
CEREMONY TO INCLUDE AREA OLYMPIANS AND 1968 DECATHLON GOLD MEDALIST BILL TOOMEY
ST. LOUIS – Sept. 24, 2018 – It has been 114 years in the making. On Friday, Sept. 28, the Olympic Rings will be permanently displayed in St. Louis. Their presence will commemorate the region’s role as America’s first Olympic city and its ongoing contributions to the Olympic Movement.
NEWLY-INDUCTED BASEBALL HALL OF FAMER WILL BE HONORED AT THE MUSIAL AWARDS IN ST. LOUIS ON NOV. 17
ST. LOUIS – Sept. 6, 2018 – In July, Jim Thome’s accomplishments and impact on the game earned him baseball’s greatest honor: induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. This fall, the class, civility and integrity that defined his Hall of Fame career will be recognized with the highest award for sportsmanship.
Thome is the 2018 recipient of the Stan Musial Lifetime Achievement Award. The five-time MLB All-Star will be honored at the Musial Awards in St. Louis on Saturday, Nov. 17.
LOYOLA BASKETBALL CHAPLAIN WILL RECEIVE EXTRAORDINARY CHARACTER AWARD AT NATIONAL EVENT CELEBRATING SPORTSMANSHIP IN AMERICA
2018 MUSIAL AWARDS TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW
ST. LOUIS – July 17, 2018 – She defines what it means to be a good sport. Thrust into the national spotlight during the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, Sister Jean Delores Schmidt handled her newfound fame with class, grace, humor and humility. Her wit and wisdom captured the hearts of fans across the nation.
In recognition of the graciousness and positive spirit she exuded throughout March Madness – and the kindness and selflessness she has exemplified throughout her life, the 98-year-old chaplain of the Loyola men’s basketball team will be honored at the 2018 Musial Awards. She will receive the prestigious Musial Award for Extraordinary Character at the event in St. Louis on Nov. 17.
ORGANIZATION AWARDS $17,500 TO FIVE AREA STUDENTS FOR EXEMPLIFYING CLASS AND CHARACTER ON THE PLAYING FIELD
ST. LOUIS – May 30, 2018 – Catherine Arnold, Imanté Griffin, Madelyn Hubbs, Connor Kingsland and Mary LaBelle are the recipients of the 2018 Carl Fricks Sportsmanship Scholarships. The scholarships are awarded by the St. Louis Sports Commission’s young professionals group – the Sports Commission Associates – and recognize graduating high school seniors from the region who embody outstanding sportsmanship. The five students were selected from 80 applications.
BIZ DASH BRINGS AREA BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYEES TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE CIVIC PRIDE, CAMARADERIE AND LIVING A HEALTHY, ACTIVE LIFESTYLE
ST. LOUIS – April 30, 2018 – Registration for the 2018 Biz Dash 5K opens tomorrow (Tuesday) at 10 a.m. at stlbizdash.com. Known as St. Louis’ biggest office party, the event takes place at Soldiers Memorial on Thursday, Sept. 27. The Biz Dash is the perfect opportunity for St. Louis area businesses to bring employees together to promote a healthy, active lifestyle, while having a fun night with friends and colleagues. More than 250 companies and 6,000 individual runners and walkers are expected to participate in the third year event.