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Louisville Sports Commission Announces New Board Members

Louisville, Ky. – June 26, 2024 – At its annual meeting, the Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) board of directors unanimously approved a slate of officers, committee chairs, and new and re-elected board members for its fiscal year 2025, which begins July 1, 2024. Officers and committee chairs were elected to a one-year term; board members were elected to a three-year term.

William E. Summers V, senior vice president, chief community development officer of Republic Bank, was elected chairman of the board; Dr. Steve Hester, division president provider operations and chief medical officer of Norton Healthcare, vice-chair; Eric Granger, general manager of ASM Global, treasurer; Sheila Hiestand, partner at McCoy & Hiestand PLC, secretary; and Leigh Ann Barney, president of Trilogy Health Services, immediate past chair.

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Four Outstanding Individuals Selected to Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2024

Selections Represent Basketball, Football and Media

Louisville, Ky. – May 1, 2024 – Four individuals with strong Kentucky connections who have made outstanding contributions to sports in the Commonwealth and beyond have been selected for the Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame (KSHOF) Class of 2024.

The announcement was made today at a press briefing as part of Champions Day at Churchill Downs by the Louisville Sports Commission, the owners and operators of the KSHOF.

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Louisville Sports Commission Golden Ticket Winner Drawn on WDRB News

Louisville, Ky. – April 30, 2024 – Marc Kennedy is the winner of the Louisville Sports Commission’s 14th annual Golden Ticket raffle. Candyce Clifft, WDRB News anchor, drew Kennedy’s ticket this morning from the backside of Churchill Downs.

Kennedy purchased one of 350 available raffle tickets for $100 and won the Golden Ticket grand prize, which consists of two tickets to each of the following sporting events:

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One Lucky Sports Fan to Win Ultimate Sports Package

Louisville, Ky. – March 11, 2024 – Imagine winning two tickets to nearly every major sporting event on the local calendar while helping kids in marginalized neighborhoods participate in sports activities.

By playing the Louisville Sports Commission’s annual Golden Ticket raffle, you’ll be placed in a drawing to win two tickets to each of the following events and the proceeds will help fund the Sports Commission’s youth sports initiatives:

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National Award to Recognize Excellence in Sports Health and Athlete Performance

Award will Honor the Legacy of the Late Dr. Raymond Shea

Louisville, Ky. – Feb. 21, 2024 – The Louisville Sports Commission and UofL Health announced today a partnership to create a national award that recognizes excellence in sports health and athlete performance.

The Dr. Raymond Shea Health & Performance Champion Award will acknowledge individuals for their dedication and commitment to the overall health of college athletes. Dr. Shea was an orthopedic surgeon affiliated with UofL Health – Jewish Hospital and team physician for the University of Louisville football team for more than 30 years. Eligible individuals include physical therapists, athletic trainers, nutritionists, strength coaches and orthopedic specialists, as well as those who provide support for emotional and mental health.

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