ORGANIZATION AWARDS $15,000 TO THREE AREA STUDENTS FOR
EXEMPLIFYING CLASS AND CHARACTER ON THE PLAYING FIELD
ST. LOUIS – May 18, 2017 – Leor Goldfarb, Matt Ference and Natalie Rushing are the recipients of the 2017 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 three students were selected from more than 80 nominations.
Goldfarb received the top scholarship award of $10,000 in recognition of the class, humility and selflessness that were hallmarks of his participation in wrestling and lacrosse at Ladue High School. He will attend Indiana University. Ference and Rushing each received scholarship awards of $2,500.
Ference attends Lafayette High School and is enrolled at Northern Illinois University. Rushing will soon graduate from Fort Zumwalt West High School and will continue her education at the University of Kansas.
Bios highlighting all three scholarship recipients and the reasons for their selection appear later in this news release. Their photos are available at sportsmanship.org/scholarship.
NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT AND DIVISION I WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
AMONG EVENTS REGION WILL HOST IN 2018-2022 BID CYCLE
ST. LOUIS – April 18, 2017 – Unveiling its site selections today for nearly all of its championships between 2018 and 2022, the NCAA awarded 13 events to the St. Louis region. Those championships include:
LIMITED AMOUNT OF TICKETS REMAIN
ST. LOUIS – April 11, 2017 – 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 14-15. The region and the Sports Commission previously hosted the 2016 Men’s Olympic Trials and P&G Women’s Gymnastics Championships, and the 2000 and 2012 USA Gymnastics Championships.
A limited number of tickets are available starting at just $18. 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.
Six teams are scheduled to compete in each semifinal session. The first semifinal, which begins at noon on Friday (April 14), includes No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 4 Utah, No. 5 UCLA, No. 8 Oregon St., No. 9 Denver, and No. 13 Washington. The second semifinal, taking place at 7 p.m., includes No. 2 LSU, No. 3 Florida, No. 6 Alabama, No. 7 Michigan, No. 10 Georgia, and No. 14 Nebraska. The top three teams from each semifinal advance to the finals Saturday night (April 15) at 8 p.m.
REGISTRATION OPENS TOMORROW AT 10 AM
EVENT BRINGS AREA BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYEES TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE CAMARADERIE AND LIVING A HEALTHY, ACTIVE LIFESTYLE
ST. LOUIS – April 6, 2017 – St. Louis’ biggest office party, the Biz Dash 5K, returns to Ballpark Village on Thursday, Aug. 31. This event is the perfect opportunity for St. Louis area businesses to bring employees together to celebrate team camaraderie and living a healthy, active lifestyle, while having a fun night with friends and colleagues. More than 120 companies and 2,000 people took part in the inaugural event in 2016.
Registration for this year’s Biz Dash 5K opens tomorrow (Friday) at 10 a.m. at stlbizdash.com. The cost is $30 per participant through July 31 and $35 starting on Aug. 1. Company team registration ends on Friday, Aug. 25 and individual registration closes Wednesday, Aug. 30.
Runners and walkers of all levels are encouraged to participate for their company team. Companies may register an unlimited number of employees. As part of the event, employers have the opportunity to rent a tent to serve as the company headquarters and pre-purchase food and beverages through Ballpark Village to be delivered to the tent. If your organization is not participating, you can register as an individual for the St. Louis Sports Foundation team and enjoy this one-of-a-kind event. Read More
EVENTS WILL BRING 20,000 VISITORS, MILLIONS IN DIRECT SPENDING AND TAX REVENUE
FOR THE REGION AND STATE
MARKS FIRST TIME REGION HOSTS TWO CHAMPIONSHIPS SIMULTANEOUSLY
ST. LOUIS – March 16, 2017 – For St. Louis, the madness of March is manifested in something it has never done before: host two NCAA championships at the same time. The region accomplishes that unique feat this weekend as it produces the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships and the NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Frozen Four. The Wrestling Championships take place today through Saturday at Scottrade Center and the Women’s Frozen Four runs Friday and Sunday at the Family Arena in St. Charles.
“This is a special weekend for sports in St. Louis and for our entire area,” said St. Louis Sports Commission President Frank Viverito. “I hope our region appreciates how meaningful it is to host these championships – not just because of their economic value, but also because of the excitement they bring to our community and the opportunity they present for St. Louisans to see student-athletes compete at the highest level.
“It’s also important to acknowledge the NCAA for its faith in St. Louis to deliver a fabulous experience for two championships going on simultaneously. We’re grateful for the support from our partners and co-hosts – the University of Missouri and Scottrade Center for Wrestling, and Lindenwood University and the Family Arena for the Frozen Four. Together, we look forward to taking on the challenge.
ALL-SESSION TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT, BUT LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS REMAIN FOR SATURDAY SESSIONS, INCLUDING THE EVENT FINALS
ST. LOUIS – March 13, 2017 – 2,438 student-athletes have competed all season long for the opportunity to wrestle in St. Louis for an NCAA title. The dream remains alive for 330 of them. Come Saturday night, 10 will have advanced through the brackets and be crowned national champions.
The drama and excitement of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships reignites in St. Louis starting at 11 a.m. Thursday (March 16) and continues through Saturday (March 18) at Scottrade Center.
All-Session tickets are sold out, but a limited amount of tickets are available for Session 5 Saturday morning and the event finals Saturday night. Tickets may be purchased online through NCAA.com/Wrestling, by phone at 800-745-3000, or at the Scottrade Center box office.
ST. LOUIS – March 6, 2017 – Beginning tomorrow (Tuesday) at 10 a.m. Central, fans can order single-session tickets for the 2017 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis on April 14-15. Seats start at just $18. 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.
Gymnastics clubs and groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets by calling Jenna Mueller at 314-977-5008. Group discounts are available on select seats.
ST. LOUIS – Dec. 15, 2016 – Beginning tomorrow (Friday) at 10 a.m. Central, fans can order all-session tickets for the 2017 NCAA Women’s Frozen Four at The Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo. An all-session package includes a ticket to both semifinal games on March 17 and the championship game on March 19.
Tickets range from $24 to $44 and can be purchased online at NCAA.com/Tickets, by phone at 800-293-5949 or at The Family Arena box office. Groups of 10 or more can purchase general admission tickets for $15 each by calling The Family Arena box office at 636-896-4237.
ST. LOUIS – Dec. 12, 2016 – Beginning tomorrow (Tuesday) at 10 a.m. Central, fans can order all-session tickets for the 2017 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships in St. Louis. All-Session tickets provide admission to all three sessions of the Championships at Chaifetz Arena on April 14-15. Tickets can be purchased online at NCAA.com/WGymnastics, by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the Chaifetz Arena box office.
Gymnastics clubs and groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets by calling Jenna Mueller at 314-977-5008.
The University of Missouri and the St. Louis Sports Commission serve as hosts for the event, which is taking place in St. Louis for first time. Mizzou and the Sports Commission will also host the 2018 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships at Chaifetz Arena.
THE FEEL-GOOD NIGHT OF THE YEAR CELEBRATES STAN THE MAN’S LEGACY
AND THE YEAR’S GREATEST MOMENTS OF SPORTSMANSHIP
TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH TICKETMASTER
ST. LOUIS – Nov. 16, 2016 – Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., WNBA star Tamika Catchings, and Jack Sock, one of the top American tennis players, are among those who will be recognized at the Musial Awards Saturday night. They will join an incredible lineup of individuals who have displayed remarkable character, kindness, selflessness and integrity in sports. The event, which honors Stan Musial’s legacy and celebrates the year’s greatest moments of sportsmanship, takes place at the Peabody Opera House at 7 p.m. Tickets ranging from $10 to $50 are available to the public. Ticket details appear later in this release.