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Applications Now Being Accepted for 2020 Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame

Louisville, Ky. – January 8, 2020 – The Louisville Sports Commission is accepting nominations for the Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame fueled by the Kentucky Lottery (KSHOF) through March 13, 2020. Eligibility and selection criteria and the nomination form can be accessed online at

Nominations received by March 13 that meet the Selection Criteria will be placed in a pool with previous submissions for consideration for the KSHOF Class of 2020.

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Louisville Boxer Carlos Dixon to Defend WBC Junior Featherweight Title Jan. 18

Title Fight is Feature on Six-Bout Card at Louisville Memorial Auditorium

Louisville, Ky. – January 7, 2020 – Louisville professional boxer Carlos Dixon (age 22, 10-1, 8 KOs) will defend his World Boxing Council (WBC) Junior Super Featherweight title on Jan. 18 against Mexico’s Luis Ronaldo Castillo, (age 21, 21-5, 16 KOs). The eight-round bout is presented by Uprising Promotions and will be held at historic Louisville Memorial Auditorium, marking the first boxing card to take place inside the venue.

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Sports can drive a healthy economy and healthy community

by: Karl F. Schmitt Jr., president and CEO

As businesses put the final touches on 2019 and look ahead to a new decade, the Louisville Sports Commission is celebrating our 20th anniversary—and a legacy of boosting economic vitality through sports.

Our team is taking a longer view at where our community can be in the next 10 years, and we believe that a culture of active lifestyles—something that sports help to inspire—should play a bigger role in our mission.

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Kentucky’s Lynn Bowden Jr. Named 2019 Paul Hornung Award Winner Presented by Texas Roadhouse

Award Presented Annually Since 2010 to Most Versatile Player in Major College Football

Louisville, Ky. – December 11, 2019 – University of Kentucky junior Lynn Bowden Jr., a prolific all-purpose receiver and return specialist who led the Wildcats to a 5-2 record while filling in at quarterback, has been named winner of the 10th 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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Registration Now Open for 2020 Louisville Corporate Games IV presented by Humana

Louisville, Ky. – December 3, 2019 – The Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) today announced that registration for the Louisville Corporate Games IV presented by Humana is now open. The event will be held Saturday, May 30, 2020, from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on the Kentucky Country Day School campus.

The Louisville Corporate Games is a community-wide event that brings together employees from Louisville and Southern Indiana-area businesses and organizations for a day of friendly competition and employee camaraderie. It is comprised of 15 events, some highly competitive and others geared toward participation to get people moving, as well as activities that foster company spirit.

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