NATIONALLY TELEVISED SHOW CELEBRATING SPORTSMANSHIP IN AMERICA RETURNS TO STIFEL THEATRE ON NOV. 18
ST. LOUIS – May 17, 2023 – The Musial Awards presented by Maryville University have become the traditional kick-off to the holiday season, combining inspiration, entertainment, and heartwarming stories that restore hope in humanity. Tickets for the nationally televised event which honors the year’s greatest moments of sportsmanship and those in sports who embody class and character go on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow (May 18) through Ticketmaster. The event returns to the historic Stifel Theatre in Downtown St. Louis on Saturday, Nov. 18. Showtime is 7 p.m.
ORGANIZATION’S YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GROUP WILL AWARD 25,000 TO ST. LOUIS AREA HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS WHO EXEMPLIFY OUTSTANDING SPORTSMANSHIP; TOP WINNER WILL RECEIVE $15,000
ST. LOUIS – Feb. 22, 2023 – The scholarship that annually seeks to reward St. Louis area high school seniors who demonstrate a penchant for sportsmanship and selflessness in athletic competition is now accepting applications for its 2023 recipients. The St. Louis Sports Commission’s Carl Fricks Sportsmanship Scholarship will award $25,000 in scholarship funds this year, with a top award winner receiving $15,000. 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.
SHOW HONORING EXTRAORDINARY SPORTSMANSHIP NEARLY TRIPLES ITS LARGEST-EVER AUDIENCE
ST. LOUIS – January 9, 2023 – The 2022 Musial Awards on CBS and Paramount+ was seen by an average of 1.698 million viewers during the Christmas Eve broadcast. The show that annually inspires the nation with stories of sportsmanship, selflessness, and kindness in sports nearly tripled its largest-ever audience in the four years it has aired on CBS. In addition to the CBS and Paramount+ broadcast, the 2022 Musial Awards presented by Maryville University had two encore airings on CBS Sports Network.
BROADCAST FROM ST. LOUIS HONORS THOSE ACROSS NORTH AMERICA WHO INSPIRE WITH EXTRAORDINARY SPORTSMANSHIP
ST. LOUIS – December 19, 2022 – As you are making a list and checking it twice, be sure to tune in or set the DVR for the Musial Awards on CBS Sports – the annual celebration of sportsmanship, selflessness, and kindness in sports. The Musial Awards presented by Maryville University air across the nation Saturday, December 24 at 5 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. CT (check local listings) on the CBS Television Network. The one-hour show will stream simultaneously on Paramount+.
“BATTLE OF THE TIGERS” KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 23, 2023 AT THE DOME AT AMERICA’S CENTER
ST. LOUIS – December 15, 2022 – The long-awaited return of Mizzou football to St. Louis comes in the fall of 2023 as Mizzou faces the Memphis Tigers at the Dome at America’s Center on Saturday, September 23. Tickets for the showdown are on sale today – Thursday, December 15 – at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster.
WARRICK DUNN TO RECEIVE MUSIAL AWARD FOR EXTRAORDINARY CHARACTER, JOINING ALBERT PUJOLS AS HEADLINING HONOREES IN ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF SPORTSMANSHIP
ST. LOUIS – Nov. 1, 2022 – As a rookie running back with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1997, Warrick Dunn took Coach Tony Dungy’s challenge to not just be a football player, but an active, entrenched member of the community to heart. Months later, Dunn started “Homes for the Holidays”, which to date has furnished more than 200 houses and provided approximately $1 million in down payment assistance for single-parent families in 27 different communities. That impact emboldened Dunn to expand his charitable endeavors. Through several programs under the Warrick Dunn Charities umbrella, struggling families are given a “hand-up” and empowered to break the cycle of generational poverty. All the while, Dunn became one of the most steady, effective running backs in NFL history, finishing in the top 20 all-time in rushing and all-purpose yards over a 12-year career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons.
SLUGGER TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR CLASS, CHARACTER, AND CIVILITY ON AND OFF THE FIELD IN NATIONALLY TELEVISED SHOW NOV. 19 AT STIFEL THEATRE
ST. LOUIS – Oct. 10, 2022 – Throughout his prolific career, Albert Pujols has achieved the highest level a professional baseball player can attain. Now, Pujols will accept the highest award for sportsmanship – the Stan Musial Lifetime Achievement Award – at the 2022 Musial Awards presented by Maryville University on Nov. 19 at Stifel Theatre in St. Louis. The special award, given as the pinnacle honor at the Musial Awards, recognizes high-profile sports figures who have embodied class, dignity, generosity, integrity, and excellence over the course of their careers.
MIZZOU WILL PLAY MEMPHIS ON SEPT. 23, 2023 AT THE DOME AT AMERICA’S CENTER AS A KICK OFF TO NEW “MIZZOU TO THE LOU” SERIES
ST. LOUIS – Oct. 3, 2022 – University of Missouri football is headed back to St. Louis for the first time since 2010.
Mizzou’s game against Memphis, scheduled for Sept. 23, 2023 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, will now be played in St. Louis at The Dome at America’s Center. The Tigers last played in St. Louis in 2010, a 23-13 win over Illinois, the final game of the Arch Rivalry Series, which ran from 2002-03 and 2007-10.
The 2023 game against Memphis will kick off a new partnership between Mizzou and the St. Louis Sports Commission which will bring multiple Mizzou athletic events to the St. Louis area during the 2023-24 season — the Mizzou to the Lou series.
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.
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.