ORGANIZERS CANCEL STANTENNIAL CELEBRATION ACTIVITIES INSIDE BUSCH STADIUM OUT OF ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION FOR COMMUNITY’S HEALTH
ST. LOUIS – Nov. 17, 2020 – To commemorate what would have been Stan Musial’s 100th birthday, the St. Louis Sports Commission and the Musial Awards are organizing a drive-by birthday party parade on Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Musial statue outside Busch Stadium. Fans can join the procession any time between 1 and 2:30 p.m.
LIMITED-CAPACITY EVENT WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL FEATURE JOURNEY THROUGH THE BALLPARK, PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES AND MORE
ALL ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN DRIVE-BY BIRTHDAY PARTY PARADE AT THE MUSIAL STATUE
ST. LOUIS – Oct. 26, 2020 – Originally scheduled for Nov. 21, the exact 100th anniversary of Stan Musial’s birth, this year’s Musial Awards at Stifel Theatre was supposed to be the ultimate celebration of Stan The Man and sportsmanship. But the pandemic had other ideas, and the live Musial Awards show is unable to take place. Still, organizers have found a way to commemorate what would have been the 100th birthday of the beloved Cardinals legend and civic icon. Adapting to the times and gathering limitations, the Musial Awards and the St. Louis Sports Commission will host a “Stantennial Celebration” at Busch Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 21.
REGION ALSO AWARDED MEN’S HOCKEY REGIONAL AND OTHER EVENTS AS PART OF NCAA’S FUTURE SITE SELECTIONS
ST. LOUIS – Oct. 14, 2020 – The NCAA Men’s Frozen Four and NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament are returning to St. Louis. As part of its future site selections, announced today, the NCAA awarded the St. Louis region the 2025 Men’s Frozen Four and 2026 Men’s Basketball First/Second Rounds. Both events will take place at Enterprise Center.
FILLED WITH BIRTHDAY TREATS, COLLECTABLES AND MORE, PARTY BOX CAN BE RESERVED NOW THROUGH MUSIAL AWARDS WEBSITE
ST. LOUIS – Oct. 5, 2020 – The Musial Awards is giving fans a unique opportunity to celebrate Stan Musial’s 100th birthday in the comfort of their own home on Saturday, Nov. 21. A limited edition Stantennial Party Box is now on sale through MusialAwards.com/PartyBox.
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.