Whether in a classroom setting, on the field, or behind the scenes, we offer programs and activities that aim to spread the importance of sportsmanship throughout the St. Louis region.
Inspired by the life and legacy of great Stan Musial, we have created an innovative program fostering civility, respect and selflessness among young people in our region. We visit schools in the metro area to introduce the concept of “Musial Moments,” – acts of kindness and selflessness that can be found in both competition and everyday life.
The Carl Fricks Sportsmanship Scholarship is presented annually to graduating high school seniors from the St. Louis metro area who embody outstanding sportsmanship. The scholarship recognizes individuals who exemplify honesty, integrity, civility, selflessness, kindness, compassion and class in athletic competition.
The mission of the Let 'em Play program is to remind fans, coaches, and players that referees are to be respected and unsportsmanlike behavior is unacceptable. The Sports Foundation will be launching a program in August 2022 that includes a pledge required by all players, parents and coaches when registering, signage, digital graphics, and more to reinforce referee respect.
In connection to St. Louis’ Olympic Legacy as host of the 1904 Summer Games, the city celebrates Olympic Day with local Olympians and area youth each year on June 23. Olympic Day aims to promote fitness, well-being, culture and education, while encouraging young people to move, learn and discover new sports and activities.
The goal of the Brigade is to reinforce the importance of sportsmanship by rewarding and highlighting the examples set by young athletes, coaches and parents who do the right thing at the right time. By recognizing the everyday kindness set by these individuals, we aim to reinforce the importance of character, respect and integrity.
The Biz Dash is St. Louis’ version of the corporate run which has become widely popular in many cities across the country. The heart of the event is to bring our community together, celebrate civic pride, and promote living a healthy, active lifestyle. The Biz Dash is all about inclusion, so everyone from your office is encouraged to participate.
Since 2005, the nation’s best sports have come together in St. Louis for the Musial Awards®, the most important awards in sports. Named for baseball hall of famer Stan Musial, the Musial Awards celebrate the year’s greatest moments of sportsmanship and those in sports who embody class and character.
From hosting the first Olympic diving, boxing and decathalon, to instituting the tradition of rewarding the winners with gold medals, the rich history of the 1904 Games in St. Louis left a lasting legacy that continues to impact the Olympic Games and the Olympic movement to this very day.
Coach It Right! is a series of free clinics we offer for volunteer youth coaches and parents that emphasizes sportsmanship and fostering a positive experience for youth athletes. Our aim is to give these coaches the tools they need to ensure that can help their players succeed and grow not only as athletes, but as individuals as well.
The Musial Awards celebrates stories of extraordinary sportsmanship from around the country. Many of the stories have involved young people who possess maturity and selflessness beyond their years. Through the free Musial Awards DVD and online portal, teachers have the ability to share these lessons and stories with their students.