ST. LOUISANS INVITED TO TAKE PART IN ANNUAL TRADITION OF RUNNING THE 1904 OLYMPIC STADIUM TRACK WITH JJK AND AREA OLYMPIANS
ST. LOUIS – June 7, 2019 – The Olympic Day tradition in St. Louis continues. On Friday, June 21, St. Louis will mark the worldwide celebration of Olympic Day with an event unique to America’s first Olympic city. Participants of all ages, especially young people, are invited to join six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee and other area Olympians to run or walk the track at Washington University’s Francis Field, one of the sites of the 1904 Olympic Games. The Olympic Day celebration runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and is organized by the St. Louis Sports Commission.
ORGANIZATION AWARDS $20,000 TO FIVE AREA STUDENTS FOR EXEMPLIFYING CLASS AND CHARACTER ON THE PLAYING FIELD
ST. LOUIS – May 21, 2019 – Macie Farrier, Ben Cummings, Arielle Adams, Shea Luby and Jalen White are the recipients of the 2019 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 five students were selected by the Associates’ scholarship committee, which reviewed nominations from throughout the St. Louis area.
NATION’S TOP GYMNASTS TO COMPETE AT ENTERPRISE CENTER ON THE ROAD TO TOKYO
ST. LOUIS – April 23, 2019 – USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee have awarded the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Gymnastics to St. Louis. The event will take place at Enterprise Center on June 25-28, 2020. The St. Louis Sports Commission will serve as the host organization for the four-day competition. It partnered with Enterprise Center to spearhead the region’s successful bid. The teams for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo for both men’s and women’s gymnastics will be named in St. Louis.
EVENT TEACHES VOLUNTEER COACHES VALUABLE SKILLS TO HELP THEM PROVIDE GREAT EXPERIENCES FOR KIDS THEY COACH
ST. LOUIS – March 1, 2019 – 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 2 at St. Louis University High School. The Coach It Right! clinic runs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and takes place inside the Danis Field House.
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.