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Urban Bourbon Half Marathon Medal Unveiled

Louisville, Ky. – June 27, 2014 The Louisville Sports Commission today unveiled the medal for its Urban Bourbon Half Marathon. The participant medal features a replica of a bottle of Evan Williams, one of the world’s top selling bourbons.

“We wanted to fully embrace all things bourbon in our half marathon, and the medal is just one of the many experiential features this race will offer. To our knowledge, this is the first time that a half marathon medal has been an exact replica of a bourbon bottle,” said Karl Schmitt, executive director of the Louisville Sports Commission. “We developed a great partnership with Heaven Hill at last year’s race, and it made perfect sense to continue the relationship this year. Especially since our race finishes right in front of the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience.”

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Tickets for USA Gymnastics Championships go on sale today

INDIANAPOLIS, June 19, 2014 – Tickets for the 2014 USA Gymnastics Championships, the national championships for acrobatic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline/tumbling, go on sale on today at 10 a.m. ET.  Scheduled for July 15-19, the five-day event, held at both the Kentucky International Convention Center and the KFC Yum! Center, features competition on the junior and senior elite and Junior Olympic levels for each discipline. The finals for the majority of the senior elite events are set for Saturday, June 19, at the KFC Yum! Center, beginning at 6 p.m.

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Derby City BMX Celebrating Olympic Day with Local Races, Kids’ Activities and Free Lunch

Derby City BMX Celebrating Olympic Day with Local Races, Kids’ Activities and Free Lunch
Event in Louisville is one of more than 700 nationwide celebrating birth of modern Olympic Games

Louisville, Ky. – June 18, 2014 – The spirit of the Olympic movement rolls into Louisville in celebration of Olympic Day as Derby City BMX hosts its annual “Open House” comprised of BMX races, practice and kid’s activities on June 21 at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park BMX Track.

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Golden Ticket Winner Drawn on Great Day Live!

Louisville, Ky. – April 22, 2014 – John Sackfield, who purchased his ticket soon after sales began, is the winner of the Louisville Sports Commission’s fourth annual Golden Ticket raffle.

Sackfield purchased one of 350 raffle tickets for $100 and won the Golden Ticket grand prize – two tickets to each of the following sporting events:

  • 2014 Kentucky Derby and Oaks
  • 2014 PGA Championship
  • All 2014-15 University of Kentucky regular season home basketball and football games
  • All 2014-15 University of Louisville women’s regular season home basketball games
  • 2014 Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway
  • 2014 Louisville Bats regular season home games
  • 2015 Paul Hornung Award Banquet.

The winning ticket was pulled from the 350 entries on April 22 on Great Day Live! on WHAS-11 by Brett Sterba, director of the 2014 PGA Championship.

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Fall Running Series to Return and Add a Splash of Bourbon

Louisville, Ky. – April 9, 2014 – The Louisville Sports Commission’s popular fall running series will return in 2014 – this time with a splash of bourbon. The commission today released the 2014 Fall Runathon schedule, featuring three races that provide unique courses and quality experiences for runners and walkers, while promoting healthy lifestyles for people of all ages and fitness levels.

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