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  • St. Louis Sports Commission to Host Seventh Annual Biz Dash 5K presented by World Wide Technology Tomorrow at Centene Stadium Downtown

    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.

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  • St. Louis Blues And St. Louis Sports Commission Announce Notre Dame vs Cal Women’s Basketball Game to be Played November 12 at Enterprise Center in St. Louis

    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.

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  • St. Louis Sports Commission Launches Let ’em Play Initiative Aimed At Promoting Respect Toward Referees

    ‘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.

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  • St. Louis Sports Commission President Frank Viverito Announces He Will Retire At End of 2022

    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.

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  • St. Louis Sports Commission To Host Olympic Day Celebration On June 22 At Francis Olympic Field

    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.

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  • St. Louis Sports Commission’s Young Professionals Group Announces Recipients of 2022 Sportsmanship Scholarships

    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.

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  • 2022 Biz Dash Presented By World Wide Technology To Take Place At St. Louis CITY SC’s Centene Stadium On Sept. 22

    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.

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  • Day Passes On Sale Friday for NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships in St. Louis

    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.

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  • St. Louis Sports Commission Seeks Nominations for 2022 Carl Fricks Sportsmanship Scholarship

    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.

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  • Tickets On Sale Friday for the 2022 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships in St. Louis

    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.

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