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.
LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS REMAIN
ST. LOUIS – April 17, 2018 – The St. Louis Sports Commission continues its run of producing high-profile national gymnastics events when the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships takes place at Chaifetz Arena April 20-21. In addition to the NCAA Championships, which also took place in St. Louis last year, the Gateway City hosted the 2018 SEC Gymnastics Championship, the 2016 Men’s Olympic Trials and women’s gymnastics national championships, and the 2012 USA Gymnastics Men’s and Women’s Championships.
A limited number of single-session tickets are available starting at $20. All-session tickets (providing admission to all three sessions during the championships) remain available. Tickets can be purchased online at NCAA.com/WGymnastics, by phone at 800-745-3000, or at the Chaifetz Arena box office.
TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE AND DURING THE EVENT AT TROPICANA LANES
ST. LOUIS – April 5, 2018 – Single-session tickets are now on sale for the 2018 NCAA Women’s Bowling Championship in St. Louis. Fans can purchase tickets online at stlsports.org/bowling. Tickets will also be sold during the championship, April 12-14, at Tropicana Lanes in Richmond Heights. Admission for the sessions on Thursday and Friday is $15 ($10 for students). The Saturday morning round, if necessary, will have the same ticket prices. Tickets for the championship session at 5:30 p.m. Saturday are $20 ($15 for students).
All-session packages, providing admission to all six rounds of the championship, are $35 ($25 for students).
ST. LOUIS – March 27, 2018 – Single-session tickets are now on sale for the 2018 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis on April 20-21. Seats start at just $23. All-session tickets, which provide admission to all three sessions of the event, are available starting at $54. Tickets can be purchased online at NCAA.com/WGymnastics, by phone at 800-745-3000, or at the Chaifetz Arena box office.
ST. LOUIS – March 21, 2018 – All-Session tickets remain available for the SEC Gymnastics Championship Saturday at Chaifetz Arena. Tickets range from $15 to $23 (plus applicable service fees), provide admission to both sessions of the Championship, and can be purchased online at SECSports.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, or at the Chaifetz Arena box office.
Four teams will compete in each session. The first session, which begins at 2 p.m., includes Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia, and Missouri. The second session, taking place at 6 p.m., includes Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, and LSU.
EVENT WILL BRING MILLIONS IN DIRECT SPENDING AND TENS OF THOUSANDS OF VISITORS TO THE REGION
LIMITED AMOUNT OF ALL-SESSION AND SINGLE-SESSION TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH TICKETMASTER
ST. LOUIS – March 6, 2018 – St. Louis’ run of March Madness continues this week as fans from throughout the Southeastern Conference descend on the Gateway City for the 2018 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament. Hosted by the St. Louis Sports Commission and Scottrade Center, the 14-team five-day tournament begins with opening round games on Wednesday (March 7) and concludes with the championship game on Sunday (March 11).
EVENT TEACHES VOLUNTEER COACHES VALUABLE SKILLS TO HELP THEM PROVIDE GREAT EXPERIENCES FOR KIDS THEY COACH
ST. LOUIS – March 2, 2018 – 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 3 at St. Louis University High School. The Coach It Right! clinic begins at 8:30 a.m. and takes place inside the Danis Field House.
The clinic is conducted for volunteer youth baseball and softball coaches in order to prepare them for a successful season. Attendees will learn from St. Louis University High School baseball coach Steve Nicollerat – one of St. Louis’ most respected high school baseball coaches.
Coaches can register by visiting sportsmanship.org/events or call 314-345-5130.
Coach It Right! is a program of the St. Louis Sports Foundation, the Sports Commission’s 501(c)(3) charitable affiliate. The Foundation implements programs and activities that promote sportsmanship, create positive environments for kids to play sports, and help young people in St. Louis lead healthier, happier lives. To learn more about the St. Louis Sports Foundation, visit sportsmanship.org.