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Louisville Sports Commission Announces New One-Mile Run/Walk

Will add a new, family-friendly option to the summer running calendar

Louisville, Ky. – May 17, 2017 – The Louisville Sports Commission today announced the creation of the Louisville Active Parkway Mile, a new summer running event for participants of all fitness levels. The event will take place on Thursday, July 20, in South Louisville starting at Southern Parkway and Woodlawn Avenue and finishing just before the entrance to Iroquois Park. This flat and straight stretch provides a picturesque backdrop for summer’s newest race.

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NCAA Names Louisville Host City for Seven Post Season Events during Next Four Years

Louisville, Ky. –April 18, 2017 – The NCAA has selected Louisville as the host city for seven post-season championships to be held from 2018 through 2022; these events will generate an estimated $20 million economic impact for the community.

The awarding of these events is a result of bids submitted by the athletic departments at NCAA Division I member University of Louisville, NCAA Division II member Bellarmine University, and NCAA Division III member Spalding University in partnership with the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Louisville Sports Commission (LSC).

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Jim Harbaugh and Jeremy Schaap to Present at March 7 Paul Hornung Award Banquet

Event Will Honor Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers as the Most Versatile Player in Major College Football

Louisville, Ky. – February 23, 2017 – University of Michigan Head Football Coach Jim Harbaugh and ABC/ESPN award-winning commentator and celebrated author Jeremy Schaap will be special guests at the seventh annual Paul Hornung Award Banquet sponsored by KentuckyOne Health.

Harbaugh will be the featured speaker and Schaap will be part of the banquet program honoring Michigan’s consensus All-American linebacker Jabrill Peppers, the 2016 Paul Hornung Award winner who played 15 different positions this past season for the Wolverines. The banquet will be held March 7 at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.

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Inaugural Louisville Sports Commission Corporate Games Will be Held June 3

Health and Wellness, Teambuilding Initiative will take place at Kentucky Country Day

Louisville, Ky. – February 22, 2017 – The Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) today announced the creation of the LSC Corporate Games, a health and wellness and team building initiative that will bring together employees from Louisville and Southern Indiana area businesses and organizations for a day of friendly competition and employee camaraderie.

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Louisville to Host TEAMS ’18

The World’s Largest Gathering of Sports-Event Organizers Will be the
First Travel-Industry Event Held in Newly Expanded Convention Center

The TEAMS ’18 Conference & Expo, the world’s leading conference and expo for the sports-event industry, will be held in Louisville, Kentucky. The announcement was made today at the Louisville Visitor Center during a press conference organized by the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Louisville Sports Commission.  Presented by SportsTravel, TEAMS ’18 will be held October 1–4, 2018, at the Kentucky International Convention Center, which will reopen in 2018 following a multimillion-dollar expansion and renovation project.

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