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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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Three Native Kentuckians to be Inducted into Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame

Pete Browning, Anna May Hutchison, Clarence Wilson Comprise Class of 2020

Louisville, Ky. – Feb. 4, 2021 – Three native Kentuckians from the bygone era have been selected as the 2020 class of the Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame fueled by the Kentucky Lottery (KSHOF). Comprising the 43rd KSHOF class are: Pete Browning, one of the most dominant hitters in the early days of major league baseball in the late 1800s and namesake of the Louisville Slugger baseball bat; Anna May Hutchison, a record-setting sidearm pitcher in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) during the World War II era; and Clarence “Cave” Wilson, a prep and collegiate basketball star at all-black schools and at the time, the longest-tenured player-coach for the Harlem Globetrotters in the 1950-60s.

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