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Louisville Sports Commission Press Releases

Hosting NCAA tournament hoops ‘a smashing success’

Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal declared our community “the college basketball capital of the world,” stating that Louisville has “entered a rarified group of cities with…[an] unhinged devotion to a single sport.”

Last week, everyone who found themselves in downtown Louisville would have agreed as we watched a sea of blue engulf our streets during the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Second and Third Round, bringing an estimated $6 million in new green to our community.

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One Lucky Sports Fan to Win Ultimate Sports Package

Louisville, KY – February 17, 2015 – For the fan who enjoys sporting events year-round, the Louisville Sports Commission has just the ticket – its annual “Golden Ticket” raffle.

This year’s Golden Ticket winner will receive two tickets to each 2015-16 regular season home football and basketball game for the University of Louisville OR University of Kentucky, winner’s choice. The winner will also receive two tickets to the following:

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Louisville Sports Commission Announces Athletic Boosters Members

Newly Created Committee to Support Sports Commission Efforts

Louisville, KY – February 11, 2015 – The Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) today announced the formation of its newly created Athletic Boosters Committee. The below committee members will work with the LSC’s staff and board of directors on sports-related activities.

Charlie Archer, Fifth Third Bank
Chris Brown, Norton Healthcare
Doug Butcher, CBRE
Paul Chumbley, Hargadon Lenihan & Herrington, LLC
Pat Denbow, GolfNOW
Scott Dingle, Amerprise Financial
Kristen Faulkner, KentuckyOne Health
Tyler Hampton, Yum! Brands, Inc.
Kris Hayden, Citizens Union Bank
Stephen Houston, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
Ryan Magnes, ZirMed, Inc.
Jennifer Merrick, Mercer
Ryan Miranda, Churchill McGee Construction
Daniel Mudd, Frost Brown Todd LLC
Lucas Nelson, Stites & Harbison, PLLC
Richie Phares, Pallas Partners
Leslie Powell, PNC Bank
Zach Redman, Humana
Joey Summers, Messer Construction
Richard Swope, Sam Swope Auto Group
Chris Taft, Eventure Sports
Kelvin Young, Time Warner Cable / The Show TV

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Jerry Kramer, Former NFL Player, Author and Sports Commentator to Speak at Paul Hornung Award Banquet

Kramer best remembered for his 11-year NFL career with the Green Bay Packers

January 28, 2015 – Louisville, Ky. – Jerry Kramer, author, sports commentator and all-pro right guard who anchored the offensive line for the Green Bay Packers championship teams of the 1960s, will be the keynote speaker at the fifth annual Paul Hornung Award Banquet, presented by KentuckyOne Health on Feb. 25, 2015, at the Galt House Hotel. Kramer is best remembered for his 11-year NFL career with the Green Bay Packers as an offensive lineman and his signature book, “Instant Replay”.

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Paul Hornung Award Banquet Rescheduled to February 25, 2015

Winner Shaq Thompson Projected as High First Round Pick in NFL Draft

January 21, 2015 – Louisville, Ky. – The Louisville Sports Commission announced today that it has rescheduled the Paul Hornung Award Banquet presented by KentuckyOne Health to Feb 25, 2015. The banquet will be held at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.

The banquet had been scheduled for Jan. 27.

University of Washington’s Shaq Thompson, a gifted athlete who played linebacker, running back, safety and special teams this season, was named winner of the fifth 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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