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Posted on 04.27.05
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  • Posted on 04.27.05

We need to share our great City with more people. Frank Viverito and St. Louis Sports Commission are certainly doing their part.

The Sports Commission has been chosen as the National Association of Sports Commissions’ (NASC) 2005 Member of the Year. They deserve it.

In case you were asleep, here’s what the St. Louis Sports Commission did in the past 12 months or so: hosted two NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, attracting a total of 30,000 visitors to St. Louis and generating $20 million in economic impact; organized two Olympic trials events — the 2004 U.S. Olympic Women’s Marathon Trials and the 2004 U.S. Olympic Diving Trials; chaired the local task force for the Athens 2004 Olympic Torch Relay, in which St. Louis was one of only 35 cities worldwide and one of only four American cities on the first-ever global route; organized and produced St. Louis’ Olympic Centennial Celebration on Art Hill in Forest Park the night of the Olympic Torch Relay; provided promotional and volunteer support for the NCAA Men’s Basketball St. Louis Regional and the U.S. Senior Open; coordinated a series of free clinics for volunteer youth coaches; a Sports Career Day for area high school students; and a sportsmanship summit for coaches, parents, and administrators; successfully bid on the Citizenship Through Sports Alliance Awards Dinner and the 2007 NCAA Men’s Basketball St. Louis Regional; and was named a finalist to host the 2008-11 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships (a decision is expected in June); partnered with the Missouri Valley Conference, St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission and Saint Louis University to host the overwhelmingly successful 2005 NCAA Final Four.

Congratulations to Frank and his great team! Can they be cloned?