Sportsmanship Brigade.

Recognizing Doing The Right Thing

The Sportsmanship Brigade exists to highlight acts of good sportsmanship by those involved in youth sports. The goal of the program is to reinforce the importance of sportsmanship and spotlight young athletes, coaches and parents who do the right thing at the right time. By recognizing their class and character, the Sportsmanship Brigade aims to highlight these positive examples for others to follow.

How does this unique program work? Sportsmanship Brigade volunteers visit local youth and high school athletic contests looking for acts of good sportsmanship. When volunteers identify an athlete, coach, or parent who commits an act deserving of recognition, that individual will be rewarded at the conclusion of the contest with a Brigade prize which may include a gift card, t-shirt, or other item (valued at $20 or less).

Join up with the Brigade. Make an impact in your community.

If you would like to get involved in the Sportsmanship Brigade, you will find volunteer and hosting information below, or you can click to make a donation.

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Make a difference in your community. There are three ways you can help the Sportsmanship Brigade raise awareness for sportsmanship in St. Louis, Volunteering, Hosting or Donating.

volunteer for the brigade.

Volunteers are the most important part of the Sportsmanship Brigade. It takes a great commitment of time to recognize and reward those who practice good sportsmanship. We thank you in advance for your interest in becoming a Brigade volunteer.  There are a few simple, yet important steps that must be taken before you can participate as a volunteer:

  • Contact us by clicking below.
  • Submit to a criminal background check (we will contact you with further details).
  • Attend a volunteer training at the St. Louis Sports Commission office.
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Host the Brigade.

By participating in the Sportsmanship Brigade, youth organizations and schools have the unique opportunity to effect positive change in the character of their athletes, parents, and coaches. Participation in the program is completely free, however the Brigade only visits organizations where it has permission. To become eligible, contact us below and we will get back to you for further details and scheduling information.

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Donate to the Brigade.

Although participation in the Sportsmanship Brigade is free for youth organizations and schools, the cost in both manpower and other resources is still great. You can help by making a tax-deductible monetary or in-kind donation to the program.  

Suggested in-kind donations include:

  • Gift cards and certificates (malls, restaurants, movies, sporting goods, etc.).
  • School supplies.
  • Gym bags or backpacks (under $20 in value).
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