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43 Players Named to 2018 Paul Hornung Award Watch List

Players accounted for more than 47,000 all-purpose yards, 294 tackles and 229 TDs in 2017

Louisville-based Texas Roadhouse to Sponsor Award for Eighth Year

Louisville, Ky. — July 26, 2018 — The Louisville Sports Commission today named 43 multi-talented college football players to the 2018 Watch List for the Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse.

The Paul Hornung Award, now in its ninth season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung. The winner and his family will be honored at the annual Paul Hornung Award dinner presented by Jewish Hospital Sports Medicine, to be held at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville in March 2019. This will be The Paul Hornung Award’s third year as an associate member of the National College Football Awards Association.

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Seven Individuals Selected to Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Kentucky Lottery Signs on as Presenting Sponsor of Hall of Fame

Louisville, Ky. – June 27, 2018 – Seven individuals who have made outstanding contributions to sports during the past several decades have been selected as the 2018 class of the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame fueled by the Kentucky Lottery (KAHOF).

Comprising the 41st KAHOF class are: Sam Ball (Henderson), a consensus All-American offensive lineman at the University of Kentucky and Super Bowl champion; Bob Baffert, five-time Derby winner and two-time Triple Crown winning trainer; Bob Beatty, 13-time state championship-winning football coach at Trinity High School in Louisville; Bernie Bickerstaff (Benham), 33-year veteran NBA coach, administrator, and scout; Nicky Hayden (Owensboro; now deceased), MotoGP world championship motorcycle racer known as The Kentucky Kid; and Ken and Sarah Ramsey (Artimus), multiple-time leader owners at Churchill Downs, Keeneland, Turfway Park, and Kentucky Downs and among the most prolific thoroughbred owners and breeders ever in the Commonwealth.

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Louisville Sports Commission Announces New Board Members

Louisville, KY – June 21, 2018 – The Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) announced the appointment of seven new members to its board of directors and re-election of four members. The new and re-elected board members will be serving a three-year term of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021. The LSC also welcomes a new slate of officers, including John Willmoth, managing partner of Poplar Ventures, who was elected as chairman of the board.

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June 7 Year of Arts, HeALIng, & Action! to Focus on Mind/Body Health

Speakers includes Linkin’ Bridge’s Montre Davis and former UofL football star Herb Henry

June 5, 2018 – Louisville, Ky. – In support of the second annual I Am Ali Festival, the June 7 Year of Arts, HeALIng, & Action! (AHA!) event will focus on mind/body health – what inspires individuals to make a change to improve their mind-body health. The target audience is both business and community leaders who influence the health of their constituents and neighborhood residents who are interested in exercise as a pathway to better health.

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Louisville Sports Commission Earns Sports Travel Industry’s Highest Award

Named Sports Commission of the Year by National Trade Association

Louisville, Ky. – April 26, 2018 – The Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) today was named the 2017 Large Market Sports Commission of the Year by the sports travel industry’s national trade association. The announcement was made by National Association of Sports Commission (NASC) President & CEO Alan Kidd at the organization’s annual symposium being held in Minneapolis. The selection was made by an NASC national committee comprised of peer organizations and national sports event rights holders.

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