ST. LOUIS – Sept. 25, 2013 – St. Louisans have the chance to honor the legacy of Stan Musial as part of an entertaining and inspiring evening celebrating all that’s right in sports.  Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Sept. 26) for the 2013 Musial Awards, 

the St. Louis Sports Commission’s gala event recognizing the greatest moments and stories of sportsmanship from around the country.  Formerly the National Sportsmanship Awards, the event was renamed in honor of Stan the Man last November – a fitting tribute to the beloved St. Louis icon who embodied class and character.

The 2013 Musial Awards – presented by Maryville University – take place on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Peabody Opera House in downtown St. Louis.  Tickets are $35 and provide a reserved seat to the awards show that begins at 6:45 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased at the Ford Box Office at Scottrade Center, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by phone at 800-745-3000, or online at  Additional service and handling fees may apply.

In addition to the $35 awards show ticket, premium tickets and packages are available for the Musial Awards.  These all-inclusive tickets and packages provide prime seating for the awards show plus exclusive access to pre-show receptions with food and beverage, reserved parking and more.  Details can be obtained at or by calling 314-345-5111.

Those wishing to support the Musial Awards but unable to attend are encouraged to make a tax-deductible donation to the event.  As part of a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri, donations to the Musial Awards will enable “Bigs” and “Littles” to be in attendance and experience this special evening.

The Musial Awards are produced by the St. Louis Sports Commission and the National Sportsmanship Foundation.  This marks the eighth year the annual event has taken place in St. Louis.  This year’s honorees include the University of Nebraska Football Program, which will be recognized for befriending 7-year-old brain cancer patient Jack Hoffman and allowing him to score a touchdown in the Huskers’ spring game.  Jack, who won an ESPY in July for this year’s best sports moment, plans to attend the Musial Awards to show his appreciation and present a Musial to the university.  The complete list of 2013 award recipients will be announced in mid-October.

In addition to the live awards show on Nov. 9, the Musial Awards will air as a primetime one-hour television special on KSDK-TV NewsChannel 5 in December.  For more information on the Musial Awards, visit