APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 4; ORGANIZATION WILL AWARD $15,000 TO HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS WHO EXEMPLIFY OUTSTANDING SPORTSMANSHIP WITH TOP AWARD WINNER RECEIVING $10,000
ST. LOUIS – March 24, 2016 – The St. Louis Sports Commission is accepting nominations for its annual Carl Fricks Sportsmanship Scholarship through Monday, April 4. 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 $15,000 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 promote 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 also is attached.
Nominations must be received by April 4. The recipient will be selected by April 30.
FANS CAN ORDER 2017 TICKETS ONLINE OR BY PHONE
ST. LOUIS – March 15, 2016 – Beginning tomorrow (Wednesday) at 9 a.m. Central, fans can order tickets for next year’s NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in St. Louis. Tickets can be purchased online at ncaa.com/tickets or by phone at 800-745-3000. The 87th NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships take place at Scottrade Center on March 16-18, 2017.
The University of Missouri and the St. Louis Sports Commission serve as hosts for the event, which returns to St. Louis for the eighth time since 2000. The 2015 Championships in St. Louis set the event’s all-time total attendance record of 113,013.
More than 19,000 out-of-town fans, student-athletes, coaches, media and officials visited St. Louis for the 2015 Championships.
The NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships have had six consecutive sellouts: 2010 in Omaha, 2011 in Philadelphia, 2012 in St. Louis, 2013 in Des Moines, 2014 in Oklahoma City and 2015 in St. Louis. The 2016 NCAA Wrestling Championships take place this week at Madison Square Garden in New York.
For more information on the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, visit stlsports.org/wrestling.
For more information, contact:
The St. Louis Sports Commission
FANS CAN SECURE SEATS AT NCAA.COM/MBBTICKETS OR THE SCOTTRADE CENTER BOX OFFICE
ST. LOUIS – March 14, 2016 – Tickets remain available for the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball First & Second Rounds Friday (March 18) and Sunday (March 20) at Scottrade Center in Downtown St. Louis.
All-Session tickets start at $150 and include four games Friday and two games Sunday. A small number of lower level all-session tickets are still available. Single-session tickets start at just $50 and provide access to two games each. Additional handling fees may apply. To purchase tickets, fans can log onto ncaa.com/mbbtickets, call 800-745-3000 or visit the Scottrade Center box office.
A special offer is available to groups of 10 or more, who can receive $10 off each ticket purchased for session 1 on Friday by entering promo code DWNTWN or visiting the box office to redeem the offer.
Friday’s games feature the following compelling matchups (all times listed are Central): Read More
ORGANIZATION’S YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GROUP TO AWARD $15,000 TO HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS WHO EXEMPLIFY OUTSTANDING SPORTSMANSHIP; TOP AWARD WINNER WILL RECEIVE $10,000
APPLICATION PACKET NOW AVAILABLE
ST. LOUIS – Feb. 4, 2016 – 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 $15,000 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 promote sportsmanship in the community.
The Sportsmanship Scholarship application packet can be obtained online at sportsmanship.org/scholarship or by calling 314-345-5130.
Nominations must be received by April 4, 2016. The recipient will be selected by April 30.
Scholarship candidates should be nominated for embodying the ideals and values of sportsmanship – honesty, integrity, civility, selflessness, kindness, compassion and class – on the playing field. Athletic performance (wins and other statistics) does not factor in the selection. Those connected to athletic teams, such as student managers and cheerleaders, also are eligible for the scholarship should their leadership and behavior represent an extraordinary standard and model for all in sports to follow. Greatest consideration will be given to nominees who demonstrate a track record of sportsmanship and respect directed at opponents, officials and the spirit of the game.
The Sports Commission Associates created the Sportsmanship Scholarship in 2009 to recognize and reward local high school seniors for their character in competition. The group raises funds for the program and selects its recipients. In seven years, the Associates have awarded $45,000 to 20 college-bound area students. Their bios can be viewed by clicking here. The Associates host an annual Trivia Night to support the scholarship. This year’s Trivia Night will take place in August. To participate, call 314-345-5101.
In 2013, the Sportsmanship Scholarship was named in honor of the late Carl Fricks, whose daughter, Holly Yoakum, chaired the Associates group. Holly is a passionate champion for the scholarship, and her father embodied the virtues the award seeks to recognize.
For more information, contact:
The St. Louis Sports Commission
EVENT CELEBRATES STAN THE MAN’S LEGACY AND THE YEAR’S GREATEST MOMENTS OF SPORTSMANSHIP
TICKETS AVAILABLE STARTING AT JUST $30
ST. LOUIS – Dec. 1, 2015 – Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and Turner sportscaster Ernie Johnson are among those who will be recognized at the Musial Awards Saturday night. They will join an incredible lineup of individuals who have displayed remarkable character, kindness, selflessness and integrity in sports. The event, which honors Stan Musial’s legacy and celebrates the year’s greatest moments of sportsmanship, takes place at the Peabody Opera House at 7:30 p.m. Tickets starting at $30 are available to the public. Ticket details appear later in this release.
Palmer is receiving the Stan Musial Lifetime Achievement Award, the pinnacle honor bestowed at the Musial Awards. One of the most popular and accessible sports figures, Palmer built an army of admirers through his down-to-earth, personable approach on and off the golf course. His success in the sport – seven major championships including four Masters titles – is matched by his kindness and philanthropic commitment.
Matheny is being recognized for the class and dignity he exemplifies in the dugout, and the commitment he has made to change the culture of youth sports. To read more about Matheny’s story, visit MusialAwards.com.
Johnson won the Sports Emmy Award for best studio host earlier this year. In the audience at the ceremony that night were Taelor and Sydni Scott, daughters of the late ESPN anchor Stuart Scott, who passed away earlier this year from cancer. Upon accepting the Emmy, Johnson asked Taelor and Sydni to come on stage, and gave the award to them in honor of their father. To read more about Johnson’s story, visit MusialAwards.com.
Eight other recipients of the Musial Award will be celebrated for acts of extraordinary sportsmanship. The names of the 2015 honorees and their inspiring stories can be found atMusialAwards.com.
ST. LOUIS SPORTS COMMISSION ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE 2015 MUSIAL AWARDS
ARNOLD PALMER, ERNIE JOHNSON, MIKE MATHENY AND THOSE CONNECTED TO 2015’S MOST INSPIRING MOMENTS OF SPORTSMANSHIP TO BE HONORED IN ST. LOUIS ON DEC. 5
ST. LOUIS – Nov. 5, 2015 – From Arnold Palmer to 10-year-old Keaton Hamin, it will be a show for the ages at this year’s Musial Awards. The golf legend and the youth hockey player are among those coming from all levels of sport – and all walks of life – to be honored in St. Louis for extraordinary sportsmanship. They will join an unforgettable lineup of award recipients that includes Turner sportscaster Ernie Johnson, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and other individuals who have displayed remarkable character, kindness, selflessness and integrity in sports.
The Musial Awards – presented by Maryville University – honor Stan the Man’s legacy by celebrating iconic “good sports” and the year’s greatest moments of sportsmanship. The event is produced annually by the St. Louis Sports Commission and the National Sportsmanship Foundation. This year’s show takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Peabody Opera House in downtown St. Louis.
Here are the recipients of the 2015 Musial Awards:
Arnold Palmer: “The King” is receiving the Stan Musial Lifetime Achievement Award – the pinnacle honor for sportsmanship and one of two special awards presented at the Musial Awards. One of the most popular and accessible sports figures, Palmer built an army of admirers through his down-to-earth, personable approach on and off the golf course. His success in the sport – seven major championships including four Masters titles – is matched by his kindness and philanthropic commitment.
ARNOLD PALMER TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR SPORTSMANSHIP AT THE MUSIAL AWARDS IN ST. LOUIS ON DEC. 5
LAUREN HILL TO BE HONORED POSTHUMOUSLY WITH EXTRAORDINARY CHARACTER AWARD
TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW FOR SHOW CELEBRATING STAN THE MAN’S LEGACY AND ALL THAT’S RIGHT IN SPORTS
ST. LOUIS – Oct. 19, 2015 – The golf legend known as “The King” is receiving the ultimate award named for “The Man.” Arnold Palmer will accept the Stan Musial Lifetime Achievement Award – the pinnacle honor for sportsmanship – at the Musial Awards in St. Louis on Saturday, Dec. 5.
Hosted annually at the Peabody Opera House in downtown St. Louis, the Musial Awards – presented by Maryville University – honor Stan the Man’s legacy by celebrating the year’s greatest moments of sportsmanship from throughout North America. The program showcases remarkable examples of character, kindness, selflessness and integrity in sports – virtues Musial embodied.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is one of two special awards bestowed at the event. It recognizes an iconic sports figure whose career is defined by class, dignity, generosity and excellence. Like Musial, Palmer epitomizes those qualities. One of the most popular and accessible sports figures, Palmer built an army of admirers through his down-to-earth, personable approach on and off the golf course. His success in the sport – seven major championships including four Masters titles – is matched by his kindness and philanthropic commitment. Palmer’s generosity has touched many across the nation.
In addition to being legendary ambassadors of their respective sports, Palmer and Musial are linked by their Western Pennsylvania roots – making it all the more fitting for the golfing great to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award named for Stan.
“I am humbled by the honor and its connection to Stan Musial and sportsmanship,” Palmer said. “Stan and I were very good friends for many years. He was one of my boyhood heroes and a man I came to admire even more in later years when our paths crossed fairly often.”
ST. LOUIS – Oct. 15, 2015 – All-session tickets for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials – Men’s Gymnastics and P&G Gymnastics Championships for women’s and junior men’s gymnastics go on sale Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. CT. Scheduled for June 23-26, both events will be held at Saint Louis University’s Chaifetz Arena, which hosted the 2012 men’s and women’s national championships. This is the first time in recent history that the Olympic Trials for men’s gymnastics has been held in St. Louis, and the third time the city has hosted USA Gymnastics’ national championships for men’s and women’s gymnastics.
All-session tickets include tickets for all eight competition sessions and range in price from $150-$495 (plus applicable fees), depending on seat location. The platinum package ($495 plus fees) comes with a reserved seat in the first five rows, pre-event hospitality, an Olympian meet-and-greet, a special USA Gymnastics gift, and an Olympian Chalk Talk. The gold package ($395 plus fees) features a special USA Gymnastics gift and an Olympian Chalk Talk. Tickets may be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, Ticketmaster outlets, and at the Chaifetz Arena Box Office. For more information, go to stlouis2016.com.
GOLF EVENT OFFERS CHANCE TO MEET GREATS OF THE GAME AT OLD WARSON COUNTRY CLUB IN SEPTEMBER
ST. LOUIS – Aug. 10, 2015 – The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Salute to Greatness golf tournament is coming to St. Louis this September. The two-day toast to the greats of the game provides a chance to rub elbows and play golf alongside Pro Football Hall of Famers like Eric Dickerson, Jackie Slater, Kellen Winslow and Jack Youngblood. These and other Gold Jackets (living Hall of Famers) will be in St. Louis to raise funds for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a 501(c)(3) institution, and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. Local fan favorites and Hall of Famers Dan Dierdorf and Aeneas Williams are co-chairing the event.
The Salute to Greatness kicks off on Sunday, Sept. 20 at Old Warson Country Club with a cocktail reception, dinner and auction. On Monday, Sept. 21, Old Warson hosts the Salute to Greatness golf tournament in which each foursome is matched with a Gold Jacket or pro football celebrity – providing a unique and unforgettable experience for all participants.
Companies and individuals can support the event by purchasing a foursome, individual golf package or dinner tickets. More information is available at stlsports.org/salutetogreatness or by calling 314-345-5111.
ST. LOUIS – June 25, 2015 – On Saturday, July 4, St. Louisans and visitors from across the United States will run through Forest Park during the fourth annual Freedom 4 Miler and Family Fun Run presented by Schnucks. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the USO of Missouri, a private non-profit organization, whose mission is to support the troops by providing morale, welfare, and recreation-type services to military personnel and their families.
“The USO of Missouri is extremely honored to partner with the St. Louis Sports Commission and Schnucks for the fourth annual Freedom 4 Miler & Family Fun Run,” said Katy O’Connor, executive director of the USO of Missouri. “We are excited that these two great organizations are helping support our troops and their families!”