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Louisville Sports Commission Announces New Board Members 

Louisville, Ky. – June 20, 2023 – 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 2024, which begins July 1, 2023. Officers and committee chairs were elected to a one-year term; board members were elected to a three-year term.

Leigh Ann Barney, president of Trilogy Health Services, was elected chairman of the board; William E. Summers V, senior vice president, chief community development officer of Republic Bank, vice-chair; Dr. Steve Hester, division president provider operations and chief medical officer of Norton Healthcare, treasurer; Sheila Hiestand, partner at McCoy & Hiestand PLC, secretary; and Philip S. Poindexter, president of Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co., immediate past chair.

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Louisville Pure Tap® 5k is back!

This Year, the Race Goes to the Dogs

Louisville, Ky. – June 14, 2023 – The Louisville Sports Commission, in partnership with Louisville Water Company, will host the family-friendly, dog-friendly Louisville Pure Tap® 5k walk/run at Shawnee Park in Louisville’s West End on Sat., Sept. 9, 2023.

The event will start at 8:30 a.m. at the pavilion in Shawnee Park, one of Frederick Law Olmstead’s signature Louisville parks. The 5K will be professionally chip-timed, and all participants will receive a commemorative Pure Tap® 5k short-sleeve tri-blend race shirt.

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Five Outstanding Individuals Selected to Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2023

Selections Represent Basketball, Football, Media and Administration

Louisville, Ky. – May 24, 2023 – Five individuals with strong Kentucky connections who have made outstanding contributions to sports have been selected for the Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame (KSHOF) Class of 2023, representing the 60th anniversary of the KSHOF.

The announcement was made today at a press briefing at Freedom Hall by the Louisville Sports Commission, owners and operators of the KSHOF.

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Louisville Sports Commission honored for Event Impact of the Year

Award recognizes Organization’s Louisville Active Initiative

Louisville, Ky. – May 10, 2023 – Louisville Active, a hands-on, community health and wellness initiative operated by the Louisville Sports Commission (LSC), was honored as Event or Program Impact of the Year by Sports ETA, the sports events and tourism industry trade association. The LSC was one of 10 awardees honored today among the 600 Sports ETA member organizations nationwide.

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Louisville Sports Commission Golden Ticket Winner Drawn on WHAS11 News

Louisville, Ky. – May 2, 2023 – Tracy Desmarais is the winner of the Louisville Sports Commission’s 13th annual Golden Ticket raffle. Jim Stratman, WHAS 11 News anchor, drew Desmarais’ ticket this morning from the backside of Churchill Downs.

Desmarais purchased one of 350 available raffle tickets for $100 and won the Golden Ticket grand prize, which consists of two tickets to each of the following sporting events:

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