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Registration Open for Louisville Sports Commission’s Three Fall Running Races

Louisville Pure Tap® 5K Leads Off the Series on Sept. 10

Louisville, Ky. – Aug. 10, 2022 – Registration is open for the Louisville Sports Commission’s (LSC) three popular fall running races, starting with the Louisville Pure Tap® 5K on Sept. 10, the Norton Sports Health 8K on Oct. 1 and the Urban Bourbon Half Marathon on Oct. 8. The three races provide unique courses and quality experiences for runners and walkers, while promoting active lifestyles for people of all ages and fitness levels.

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Nick Kopka and MiKayla Morton Join Louisville Sports Commission Staff

Long-time Staff Member Julie Howell Promoted to Sports Commission’s Chief Revenue Officer

Louisville, Ky. – July 21, 2022 – Nick Kopka and MiKayla Morton have joined the Louisville Sports Commission’s (LSC) staff, and long-time LSC vice president Julie Howell has been promoted to chief revenue officer. Kopka takes over as director of event operations and Morton as manager of events and programs.

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Women’s Sports Virtual Panel Discussion to Reflect on 50th Anniversary of Title IX

Event Underwritten by PNC Bank, Free to General Public, 11 a.m.-noon EDT June 23 

Louisville, Ky. – June 14, 2022 – On June 23, the 50th anniversary of the day when President Richard Nixon signed Title IX legislation into law, the Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) will host “Breaking Through: 50 Years of Title IX,” a virtual panel discussion with nationally renowned speakers reflecting on the historic legislation’s impact on girls’ and women’s sports in the U.S.

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Four Outstanding Individuals Selected to Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2022

Selections Represent Basketball, Football and Administration; Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Title IX

Louisville, Ky. – May 19, 2022 – Four individuals with strong Kentucky connections who have made outstanding contributions to sports have been selected for the Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame (KSHOF) Class of 2022.

The announcement was made today at a press briefing at Freedom Hall by the Louisville Sports Commission, owners and operators of the KSHOF.

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Louisville Native Greg Fante Promoted to Louisville Sports Commission CEO

Current VP of Sports Development has been with Organization 15 Years

Louisville, Ky. – March 17, 2022 – The Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) Board of Directors announced today that Greg Fante, a 15-year veteran of the organization, will be promoted to president and CEO effective February 2023. The board voted unanimously at its regularly scheduled March meeting to accept the LSC Selection Committee’s recommendation to elevate Fante, who currently serves as vice president of sports development.

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