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57 Players Named to 2021 Paul Hornung Award Watch List

Players accounted for more than 39,000 total yards, 205 tackles and 240 touchdowns in 2020
Louisville-based Texas Roadhouse to Sponsor Award for 11th Year

Louisville, Ky. — July 29, 2021 — The Louisville Sports Commission today named 57 multi-talented college football players to the 2021 Watch List for the Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse.

The Paul Hornung Award, now in its 12th season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission in the memory of the late football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung. The winner and his family will be honored at the annual Paul Hornung Award dinner at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville in March 2021.

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Louisville Sports Commission’s SportsFun(d) Program Recognized Among Aspen Institute’s 2021 Project Play Champions Cohort

Annual program salutes cohort national organizations for taking meaningful action for youth sports

Louisville, Ky. – July 27, 2021— The Louisville Sports Commission’s SportsFun(d) program was honored today by the Aspen Institute’s Project Play initiative as a 2021 Project Play Champion. This recognition comes as a result of Sports Fun(d)’s grant program that helps expand and create additional, affordable and sustainable recreational sports leagues and activities in the neighborhoods where kids live. Project Play honors a select number of national organizations annually who are taking new, meaningful and specific actions consistent with Project Play’s strategies for youth sports.

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Six Outstanding Individuals Selected to Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2021

Selections Represent Baseball, Swimming, Media and PR, Basketball and Football

Louisville, Ky. – July 15, 2021 – Six individuals with strong Kentucky connections who have made outstanding contributions to sports have been selected as the 2021 class of the Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame fueled by the Kentucky Lottery (KSHOF).

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 Sports Commission Announces New Board Members

Louisville, Ky. – June 21, 2021 – 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 2022, which begins July 1, 2021. Officers and committee chairs were elected to a one-year term; board members were elected to a three-year term.

Philip S. Poindexter, president of Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co., was elected chairman of the board; Leigh Ann Barney, president of Trilogy Health Services, vice-chair; Amber Halloran, treasurer; Allison Brown, associate general counsel at Brightspring Healthcare Services, secretary; and John Willmoth, principal at Poplar Ventures, immediate past chair.

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Louisville Sports Commission and Partners Launch Sports Fun(d)

Grant Program will Support ‘More Sports. More Kids. More Places’

Louisville, Ky. – June 9, 2021 – The Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) has teamed with Gill Holland, the Sociable Weaver Foundation and the Humana Foundation, as well as local and national sports organizations, to create SportsFun(d), a grant program that will provide “more sports for more kids in more places.” The initiative’s launch was unveiled today at a press conference in Louisville’s Portland neighborhood.

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