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Louisville Sports Commission Press Releases

Louisville Sports Commission Kicks-Off Playing it Forward Initiative

Program Provides New / Gently Used Sporting Equipment to Area Youth

Louisville, Ky. – November 14, 2017 – The Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) announced today it will kick off its Playing it Forward initiative at two special events to be held on Nov. 18, 2017. These inaugural events are sponsored by the Kentucky Colonels’ Good Works Program with support from U.S. Bank and Louisville Metro Parks.

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Three Offensive Stars/Return Specialists, One Two-Way Player Named Paul Hornung Award Finalists

Players Represent Power Five Conferences Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, and ACC

Louisville, Ky. – November 9, 2017 – Three offense stars who are prolific return specialists and a stalwart middle linebacker who spots plays at quarterback and special teams have been named finalists for the eighth annual Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse to the most versatile player in major college football. Chosen as finalists by a 17-member Selection Committee are: Saquon Barkley (Penn State), Nyheim Hines (NC State), Joel Lanning (Iowa State), and Dante Pettis (Washington).

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11th Annual Derby City Cup Nov. 4-5 at Joe Creason Park

New Venue to Showcase USA Cycling ProCX Races, Grand Finale of Sho-Air US Cup-CX Series and Pan-American Cyclocross Championships

Louisville, Ky. – October 27, 2017 – A new cyclocross course at Joe Creason Park will debut at the 11th annual Derby City Cup for amateur and professional cyclocross competitions Nov. 4-5. Athletes and spectators also will be treated to new sounds and tastes at the B4 Festival – bikes, bands, beer, and barbeque – at the venue on Nov. 4 during the world-class bicycle competitions.

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Winners Announced for 2017 Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam®

Louisville, Ky. – October 21, 2017 – With more than 3,200 registered participants, the Louisville Sports Commission’s Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam® went off this morning under cool, sunny skies at race start.

Andrew Carnes of Louisville, Ky., won the men’s half marathon in a time of 1:08:45, edging second-place finisher Andy Knapp of Shelby, Ohio, who clocked a time of 1:09:04.

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Winners Announced for 2017 Norton Sports Health Great Pumpkin 10K

Louisville, Ky. – September 30, 2017 – With more than 1,300 registered participants, the Norton Sports Health Great Pumpkin 10K went off this morning under cool and sunny conditions. The Great Pumpkin 10K was held in The Parklands of Floyds Fork; it is the second race in the Louisville Sports Commission’s three-race Fall Runathon Series.

Constantine Matsakis of Ellicott City, Md., won the men’s division in a time of 33:11.65, ahead of second-place finisher Ali Faraji-Tajrishi of Louisville, Ky., who clocked a time 35:30.73. Chelsea Vane of Ellicott City, Md., won the women’s division in 39:34.35 beating Andrea Doogs of Louisville, Ky., who finished in 40:26.07. Vane also won the 2017 Louisville pure tap® 5k, the first race in the Louisville Sports Commission’s Fall Runathon series.

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