The St. Louis Sports Commission announced the launch of a new initiative called Let ‘em Play in August 2022.
With the support of the St. Louis Youth Soccer Association (SLYSA), the Let ‘em Play program is underway throughout the St. Louis region at several soccer venues. Find out how your organization or complex can join the program and show your support for referees.News Release Learn More & Support
Through it’s charitable affiliate, the St. Louis Sports Foundation, the St. Louis Sports Commission implements programs that foster a culture of sportsmanship in St. Louis. Reaching parents, coaches and young athletes, the organization creates positive experiences for kids to play sports so they remain active and lead healthier, happier lives.
By focusing on sportsmanship and character development in athletics, the Sports Commission contributes to the well-being of young people in the region. This makes St. Louis an even more desirable place to live and raise a family as parents know their children’s sports experience will be better here than anywhere in the country.
Percentage of children quitting sports by age 13.
Percent of parents who think sports teach skills for college.
Percent of parents who think sports help in future careers.
Driven by our belief that Good Sports Make Good People, we have developed a series of programs that are meant not only to demonstrate the importance of sportsmanship on the field, but to foster the attitude and mindset of sportsmanship in everyday life as well.
Inspire sportsmanship in your group as part of Stan the Man’s legacy through this fun, free, interactive 45-minute presentation.
Recognizing high school seniors who exemplify integrity, selflessness, kindness and class in athletic competition.
Reminding fans, coaches, and players that referees are to be respected and unsportsmanlike behavior is unacceptable.
Learn about the history and lasting contributions to the Olympics that resulted from the 1904 Games in St. Louis.
Inspire sportsmanship in your group as part of Stan the Man’s legacy. Sports Foundation Director Solomon Alexander motivates students to have fun, be good and play right. Learn more about this fun, free, interactive 45-minute presentation.Learn More
Check out how you can get involved in the Sports Foundation programs and activities throughout the year. *Dates subject to change.See All Events