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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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Inaugural Bluegrass World Series Baseball Tournament Coming to Louisville July 30 – Aug. 4

Event Featuring Former MLB Players, Current College Stars will be Held at Slugger Field

Louisville, Ky. – February 23, 2018 – The inaugural Bluegrass World Series, a tournament that will feature seven collegiate wood bat teams and a team comprised of 35 retired major league players, will be held at Louisville Slugger Field from July 30 – Aug. 4, 2018.

The Bluegrass World Series was created based the vision of the Louisville Bats’ owners Stuart and Jerry Katzoff to bring a week-long family-orientated event to Louisville that would celebrate baseball, family, and community.

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NFL Great Jim Brown will be Featured Speaker at the Paul Hornung Award Banquet

Event to Honor Penn State’s Saquon Barkley, Most Versatile Player in Major College Football

Louisville, Ky. – February 12, 2018 – Jim Brown, considered by many the greatest player in the history of the NFL, will be the featured speaker at the eighth annual Paul Hornung Award Banquet presented by KentuckyOne Health, to be held March 7 at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.

The 2017 Paul Hornung Award winner Saquon Barkley, an All-American running back and all-purpose player from Penn State, will be the honored guest at the banquet. The Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse, is given annually by the Louisville Sports Commission to the most versatile player in major college football.

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SportsFest presented by Baptist Health returns to Kentucky Expo Center Jan. 6-7

Interactive, family-friendly sports event designed to engage kids and help them get active

Louisville, Ky. – December 12, 2017 – The Louisville Sports Commission announced today that it has partnered with Talgrace Marketing, a Louisville-based marketing company, to produce SportsFest presented by Baptist Health. This interactive sports festival will be held Jan. 6-7, 2018, at the Kentucky Expo Center. This will be the second year the event has been held.

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Penn State’s Saquon Barkley Named 2017 Paul Hornung Award Winner

Award Presented Annually to Most Versatile Player in Major College Football

Louisville, Ky. – Wednesday, December 6, 2017 – Penn State third-year junior Saquon Barkley, the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, Running Back of the Year, and Special Teams Player of the Year, was named winner of the eighth annual Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse. The Louisville Sports Commission and Paul Hornung present the Award to the most versatile player in major college football.

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