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19th Annual Live In Lou Cross Country Classic Run Under Strict COVID-19 Guidelines

More Than 1,000 Runners and 1,200 Fans Gather at Sawyer State Park in Louisville

Louisville, Ky. – Oct. 3, 2020 – A total of eight college races, including two open races, were contested during the 19th annual Live in Lou Cross Country Classic at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park under ideal weather and course conditions. More than with 1,000 runners participated, representing 45 colleges from 31 states, with approximately 1,200 fans in attendance.

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Louisville Sports Commission Golden Ticket Winner Drawn at Slugger Field

Louisville, Ky. – August 28, 2020 – Ron Bridges is the winner of the Louisville Sports Commission’s 10th annual Golden Ticket raffle. Louisville Bats President Vic Gregovits drew the ticket at Slugger Field and the drawing was televised on WHAS11 Great Day Live.

Bridges purchased one of 400 available raffle tickets for $100 and won the Golden Ticket grand prize. The grand prized consists of two tickets to each of the following sporting events:

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50 Players Named to 2020 Paul Hornung Award Watch List

Players accounted for 44,223 total yards, 292 tackles and 239 touchdowns in 2019
Louisville-based Texas Roadhouse to Sponsor Award for 10th Year

Louisville, Ky. — July 23, 2020 — The Louisville Sports Commission today named 50 multi-talented college football players to the 2020 Watch List for the Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse.

The Paul Hornung Award, now in its 11th season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and 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 on March 2021.

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Louisville Sports Commission Announces New Board Members

Louisville, Ky. – June 25, 2020 – 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 2021, which begins July 1, 2020. 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, CFO at the Kentucky Center, 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 Golden Ticket Raffle Sales Resume

One Lucky Sports Fan to Win Ultimate Sports Package

Louisville, Ky. – May 20, 2020 – After pausing ticket sales in accordance with Governor Andy Beshear’s temporary directive to suspend all charitable gaming initiatives, the Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) is once again selling its Golden Ticket raffle.

The raffle provides one lucky person two tickets to nearly every major sporting event on the local calendar – including the Kentucky Oaks and Derby, and every home game for UofL or UK football and basketball, winner’s choice – with proceeds from the ticket purchase funding the Sports Commission’s youth sports initiatives. If any of the events should be cancelled or postponed, the winner will receive tickets for the event on the postponed date or the next season.

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