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.
CHAMPIONSHIPS SERVE AS OLYMPIC SELECTION EVENT FOR RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS
ST. LOUIS – Oct. 3, 2019 – The Gateway City will be the hub for all things gymnastics in June 2020. One week before the previously announced 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Gymnastics, St. Louis will host the 2020 USA Gymnastics Championships at the America’s Center Convention Complex and the Dome on June 17-21. The event features more than 1,600 of the nation’s best gymnasts in acrobatic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and trampoline and tumbling. The five-day national championships includes both Junior Olympic and elite levels for all three disciplines. The championships will also serve as the 2020 Olympic selection event for rhythmic gymnastics, and the rhythmic Olympians will be named at the conclusion of the competition.
CEREMONY CELEBRATING RENAMING OF THE 1904 OLYMPIC STADIUM TO TAKE PLACE ON SEPT. 21 AT HALFTIME OF WASHU FOOTBALL GAME
ST. LOUIS – Sept. 17, 2019 – In recognition of its significant place in Olympic history, Washington University’s Francis Field is being renamed “Francis Olympic Field.” The renaming of the venue will be celebrated at a ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 21. The ceremony will take place at halftime of the Washington University football game against North Central (Ill.), which kicks off at 5 p.m.
ATTENDEES WILL BE PART OF NATIONALLY-TELEVISED SHOW
ST. LOUIS – Aug. 22, 2019 – Tickets for the 2019 Musial Awards – presented by Maryville University, go on sale tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 23) at 11 a.m. The event takes place on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Stifel Theatre in St. Louis. Showtime is 6:15 p.m. Tickets range from $10 to $35 and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or in person at the Enterprise Center box office. Groups of 10 or more can take advantage of special group pricing by calling 314-345-5121.
ST. LOUIS – Aug. 5, 2019 – All-session tickets for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Gymnastics, scheduled for June 25-28 at Enterprise Center, go on sale Thursday, Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. Central. The St. Louis Sports Commission and Enterprise Center will serve as the hosts for the four-day competition. The men’s and women’s gymnastics teams for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be named in St. Louis at the conclusion of the Trials.
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.