ST. LOUIS – Sept. 23, 2020 – Recognizing class, dignity and strength, it’s one of the most important awards in sports. And this year, it goes to one of the most important sports figures of 2020 – an athlete who has had a profound impact on his sport and the national dialogue surrounding racial justice and unity. NASCAR driver Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. is the recipient of the 2020 Stan Musial Award for Extraordinary Character.
BASEBALL LEGEND WILL BE HONORED IN MUSIAL AWARDS BROADCAST AIRING ON CBS
LIVE EVENT WILL NOT TAKE PLACE DUE TO PANDEMIC, BUT MUSIAL AWARDS WILL PIVOT TO OTHER PLANS TO MARK STAN’S 100TH BIRTHDAY ON NOV. 21
ST. LOUIS – Aug. 20, 2020 – On the 100th anniversary of Stan Musial’s birth, it’s fitting that the highest award for sportsmanship named in his honor will be presented to one of the most important and respected sports figures of all-time. Hank Aaron is the 2020 recipient of the Musial Lifetime Achievement Award for Sportsmanship.
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an iconic sports figure who exemplifies sportsmanship and the qualities for which Musial was known. It is bestowed annually at the Musial Awards, a national event that celebrates the year’s greatest moments of sportsmanship and those in sports who embody class and character.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN AT STLBIZDASH.COM
VIRTUAL EVENT CELEBRATES CIVIC PRIDE, CAMARADERIE AND LIVING A HEALTHY, ACTIVE LIFESTYLE
ST. LOUIS – Aug. 3, 2020 – The St. Louis Sports Commission’s annual Biz Dash presented by World Wide Technology will be held virtually in 2020 between Wednesday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 20. Overall health and safety was the top factor in moving to a virtual event. Registration for the popular 5K event is now open at stlbizdash.com.
USA GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE HELD AT THE AMERICA’S CENTER CONVENTION COMPLEX
AND THE DOME
ST. LOUIS – July 17, 2020 – The U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Gymnastics, originally scheduled for June 25-28, 2020 at Enterprise Center in St. Louis, will take place June 24-27, 2021 at the same venue. The St. Louis Sports Commission and Enterprise Center will serve as the hosts for the four-day competition, which was officially sold out prior to the event’s postponement. The men’s and women’s gymnastics teams for the Tokyo Olympic Games (now scheduled for July 23 through Aug. 8, 2021) will be named in St. Louis at the conclusion of the Trials.
ORGANIZATION AWARDS $30,000 TO SIX AREA STUDENTS FOR EXEMPLIFYING CLASS AND CHARACTER ON THE PLAYING FIELD
ST. LOUIS – June 22, 2020 – Jordyn Grimes, Brandon O’Dell, Dalton Bingman, Naomi Ferguson, Margie Lodes, and Mark Moore are the recipients of the 2020 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 six students were selected by the Associates’ scholarship committee, which reviewed nominations from throughout the St. Louis area.
ORGANIZATION’S YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GROUP TO AWARD $30,000 TO HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS WHO EXEMPLIFY OUTSTANDING SPORTSMANSHIP; TOP WINNER WILL RECEIVE $15,000
APPLICATION PACKET NOW AVAILABLE
ST. LOUIS – Jan. 15, 2020 – 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 $30,000 in scholarship funds with the top award winner receiving $15,000 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. Nominations must be received by April 3, 2020. The recipients will be notified and selected by April 30.
ST. LOUIS IN THE SPOTLIGHT FOR CELEBRATING SPORTSMANSHIP IN AMERICA
ST. LOUIS – Dec. 18, 2019 – St. Louis’ home-grown Musial Awards take the national stage this weekend. The show will air throughout the country on CBS on Saturday (Dec. 21) at 1 p.m. CST. Viewers will get to see the top moments and inspiring stories celebrated at the 2019 Musial Awards, which took place last month at Stifel Theatre in St. Louis. The show has been packaged into a one-hour special for CBS. It will precede the CBS Sports Classic college basketball doubleheader from Las Vegas featuring North Carolina vs. UCLA and Kentucky vs. Ohio State.
BART CONNER, NADIA COMANECI, LAILA ANDERSON AND CHRIS KERBER AMONG HONOREES
FULL HOUSE EXPECTED AT STIFEL THEATRE FOR NATIONALLY-TELEVISED EVENT CELEBRATING SPORTSMANSHIP IN AMERICA
ST. LOUIS – Nov. 19, 2019 – The ultimate class acts in sports will be honored in St. Louis on Saturday night (Nov. 23) as the Musial Awards – presented by Maryville University – takes place at Stifel Theatre. The national event celebrates the year’s greatest moments of sportsmanship and those in sports who embody class and character. Showtime is 6:15 p.m. A limited number of tickets are available through Ticketmaster and at MusialAwards.com. The show will also be seen nationally as a one-hour special on CBS on Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. EST/1 p.m. CST.
This year’s honorees include Olympic Gymnastics legends Bart Conner and Nadia Comaneci, St. Louis Blues superfan Laila Anderson, and Blues broadcaster Chris Kerber.
LAILA ANDERSON TO RECEIVE THE MUSIAL AWARD FOR EXTRAORDINARY CHARACTER
BLUES SUPERFAN AMONG THOSE FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY WHO WILL BE HONORED IN ST. LOUIS ON NOV. 23 AT NATIONALLY-TELEVISED EVENT CELEBRATING SPORTSMANSHIP IN AMERICA
ST. LOUIS – Oct. 23, 2019 – She’s fighting a rare, life-threatening autoimmune disease. And she inspired a team to the Stanley Cup while uplifting a city and people around the nation. That’s extraordinary character if we’ve ever seen it. And so, it’s only fitting that 11-year-old Laila Anderson is the recipient of this year’s Musial Award for Extraordinary Character. She will be honored at the Musial Awards in St. Louis on Saturday, Nov. 23. The show will also be seen nationally as a one-hour special on CBS on Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. EST. Read More
FIRST COUPLE OF GYMNASTICS WILL BE HONORED AT THE NATIONALLY-TELEVISED MUSIAL AWARDS IN ST. LOUIS ON NOV. 23
ST. LOUIS – Oct. 4, 2019 – They are icons of their sport, winners of a combined seven Olympic Gymnastics gold medals. Together, as husband and wife, they have led their lives inspiring others and contributing to the greater good. In recognition of their positive impact on sports and society, Bart Conner and Nadia Comaneci will receive the highest award for sportsmanship: the Stan Musial Lifetime Achievement Award.
Conner and Comaneci will be honored at the 2019 Musial Awards in St. Louis on Saturday, Nov. 23. In addition to the live event, the show will air nationally as a one-hour special on CBS on Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. Eastern.