Louisville Legends

Who is a Louisville Sports Commission Legend? He or she is a retired athlete or coach who achieved at a high level in sports and who hails from the Kentuckiana region, attended a Kentuckiana college or university and/or spent time in the region participating in his or her respective sport.

The Louisville region is fortunate to have a very rich history of legendary sports figures, including the greatest of all time, Muhammad Ali. Because of the Legends’ importance to our community, the Louisville Sports Commission established the Legends Open as one small way in which we can recognize these men and women for their incredible sporting achievements, to help preserve their legacy and encourage each Legend to continue to be great Ambassadors for our community.

So, to honor our Legends, the Louisville Sports Commission is hosting its third annual Legends Open, presented by Air Hydro Power, on May 19, 2014, at the Hurstbourne Country Club. Legends who are scheduled to attend include:



Tom Andrews
Sam Ball
Dale Barnstable
Carl Brazley
Junior Bridgeman
Jeff Brohm
Wiley Brown
Warren Bryant
Chris Burke
Roger burkman
Sonny Collins
Jean Cruguet

Denny Crum
Louie Dampier
Pat Day
Jerry eaves
Joe Federspiel
Lloyd "Pink" Gardiner
Artis Gilmore
Jack Givens
Ernest Givins
Jim Green
Sean Green
Joe B. Hall

Kym Hampton
Wade Houston
Dan Issel
Joe Jacoby
Chris McCarron
Rodney McCray
Scooter McCray
Frank Minnifield
Ellie Brown Moore
Tori Murden-McClure
Dan Neal

Bubba Paris
Mike Pratt
Billy Reed
Marvin Roberts
Howard Schnellenberger
LaBradford Smith
Art Still
Valerie Still
David Vance
Todd Wellemeyer
Otis Wilson

Click here to view a copy of our 2013 Legends Open program.


The Louisville Sports Commission would like to thank the following 2014 Legends Open event sponsors for their support of our event. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Julie Howell at jhowell@louisvillesports.org or 502.587.6742.


Presenting Sponsor


VIP Cocktail
Reception Sponso

VIP Cocktail
Reception Host


Lunch Sponsor

Radio Media Sponsor

Health Care Sponsor

Bourbon Sponsor

Beer Sponsor


Legends Apparel Sponsor

Airline Sponsor

Hotel Sponsor

Senior Living