ST. LOUIS – March 2, 2021 – The 2021 USA Racquetball National Championships Festival presented by Penn has been awarded to St. Louis. The event, which includes the Racquetball National Doubles Championships, National Singles Championships, and National Juniors Championships, will run from June 3-13. The 10-day event will take place at three premier racquetball facilities in the region: the Jewish Community Center, Vetta Racquet Sports Concord, and Vetta Racquet Sports West.
GATEWAY CITY WILL SERVE AS NCAA WRESTLING’S EPICENTER OVER BACK-TO-BACK WEEKENDS THIS MARCH
ST. LOUIS – Feb. 11, 2021 – St. Louis will add another NCAA event to its résumé next month as it assists the NCAA with steps to safely host winter sport championships. To address health and safety protocols, the NCAA is moving its Division II Wrestling Championships to the Gateway City. The event will take place March 12-13 at the America’s Center Convention Complex and will be hosted by Lindenwood University, Maryville University, McKendree University, and the St. Louis Sports Commission. The Division II Wrestling Championships were previously held in St. Louis in 2015, and will return to Chaifetz Arena in 2022 as part of a previously-announced site selection.
ORGANIZATION’S YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GROUP TO AWARD $15,000 TO HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS WHO EXEMPLIFY OUTSTANDING SPORTSMANSHIP; TOP WINNER WILL RECEIVE $10,000
APPLICATION PACKET NOW AVAILABLE
ST. LOUIS – Feb. 5, 2021 – 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. Read More
ST. LOUIS – Feb. 3, 2021 – The St. Louis Sports Commission is adding several community 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.
ST. LOUIS – Dec. 22, 2020 – St. Louis’ national – and this year international – salute to sportsmanship will be seen throughout the United States this weekend. The Musial Awards airs on CBS Saturday (Dec. 26) at 3 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. CT.
HONOREES WILL BE RECOGNIZED IN NATIONAL BROADCAST AIRING ON CBS DEC. 26
ST. LOUIS – Dec. 7, 2020 – In times like these, we could all use some hope and inspiration. Leave it to the recipients of the 2020 Musial Awards to deliver.
The Musial Awards – presented by Maryville University – celebrate the greatest moments of sportsmanship and those in sports who embody class and character. This year’s honorees include a Baseball Hall of Famer (Hank Aaron), Super Bowl champion (Laurent Duvernay-Tardif), NASCAR Cup Series driver (Bubba Wallace), star tennis player (Madison Keys), and the winner of the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials (Aliphine Tuliamuk). Their credentials are impressive, but it’s the weight of their actions that registers with the Musial Awards.
ST. LOUIS – Nov. 23, 2020 – St. Louisans joined the Musial Awards, St. Louis Sports Commission and Stan Musial’s family at the Musial Statue outside Busch Stadium for a social distanced celebration of Stan The Man’s 100th birthday on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 21. During the drive-by birthday party, fans brought birthday cards, shared well-wishes and their favorite Stan memories with his family. Individually packaged cupcakes and hand sanitizers were distributed to fans after they greeted the family. A group of harmonica players were also on hand to entertain, and at SIX minutes after 2 p.m., played “Happy Birthday,” which culminated in a fireworks burst… while Fredbird brought out a cake for the family!
ORGANIZERS CANCEL STANTENNIAL CELEBRATION ACTIVITIES INSIDE BUSCH STADIUM OUT OF ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION FOR COMMUNITY’S HEALTH
ST. LOUIS – Nov. 17, 2020 – To commemorate what would have been Stan Musial’s 100th birthday, the St. Louis Sports Commission and the Musial Awards are organizing a drive-by birthday party parade on Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Musial statue outside Busch Stadium. Fans can join the procession any time between 1 and 2:30 p.m.
LIMITED-CAPACITY EVENT WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL FEATURE JOURNEY THROUGH THE BALLPARK, PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES AND MORE
ALL ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN DRIVE-BY BIRTHDAY PARTY PARADE AT THE MUSIAL STATUE
ST. LOUIS – Oct. 26, 2020 – Originally scheduled for Nov. 21, the exact 100th anniversary of Stan Musial’s birth, this year’s Musial Awards at Stifel Theatre was supposed to be the ultimate celebration of Stan The Man and sportsmanship. But the pandemic had other ideas, and the live Musial Awards show is unable to take place. Still, organizers have found a way to commemorate what would have been the 100th birthday of the beloved Cardinals legend and civic icon. Adapting to the times and gathering limitations, the Musial Awards and the St. Louis Sports Commission will host a “Stantennial Celebration” at Busch Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 21.
REGION ALSO AWARDED MEN’S HOCKEY REGIONAL AND OTHER EVENTS AS PART OF NCAA’S FUTURE SITE SELECTIONS
ST. LOUIS – Oct. 14, 2020 – The NCAA Men’s Frozen Four and NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament are returning to St. Louis. As part of its future site selections, announced today, the NCAA awarded the St. Louis region the 2025 Men’s Frozen Four and 2026 Men’s Basketball First/Second Rounds. Both events will take place at Enterprise Center.