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Louisville Sports Commission Press Releases

Howard Schnellenberger Named to Paul Hornung Award Selection Committee

Louisville, Ky. – November 14, 2014 – Howard Schnellenberger, the very successful, longtime college and NFL coach – and former high school teammate of Paul Hornung – has been named the 16th member of the Paul Hornung Award Selection Committee. The Award is presented by Texas Roadhouse and given annually by the Louisville Sports Commission to the most versatile player in major college football.

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Winners Announced for Urban Bourbon Half Marathon and Sam Swope Fiat Corporate Challenge

Louisville, KY – October 25, 2014 – With nearly 3,400 registered participants, the Louisville Sports Commission’s Urban Bourbon Half Marathon went off this morning under cool, cloudy skies at race start.

Michael Moore of LaGrange, Ill., won the men’s half marathon in a time of 1:14:46.02, edging second-place finisher Mike Horan of Goshen, Ky., who clocked a time of 1:15:43.88. Dani Fischer of Wausau, Wis. won the women’s half marathon in 1:21:56.75, just beating Cara Gaines of Louisville, Ky., who finished in 1:23:49.82.

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Run Eva Bandman Puts Runners on World-Class Cyclocross Course

Louisville, Ky. – October 23, 2014 – The Louisville Sports Commission and Cadence Sports announced today the creation of Run Eva Bandman presented by VO2 Multisport – a new challenge event that allows runners/walkers to compete on a world-class cyclocross course that traverses pavement, grass, wooded trails, sand, stone steps, obstacles and steep hills. The event will be held on Nov. 8. at Eva Bandman Park, the site of the 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships and the 2012 UCI Masters Cyclocross World Championships.

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Louisville Sports Commission partners with Catholic Charities to collect winter items for refugees

Louisville, Ky. – October 22, 2014 – The Louisville Sports Commission is joining forces with Catholic Charities for the third year in a row to help the agency collect winter items for nearly 1,000 newly arrived refugees.

Registered runners and walkers for the Louisville Sports Commission’s Urban Bourbon Half Marathon are being asked to donate winter coats and blankets, as well as other winter items (gloves, hats and scarves) for refugees who were recently resettled in Louisville. Warm clothing and blankets should be new or gently used and are needed for all ages and both sexes.

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Inaugural Urban Bourbon Walk Will Take Place October 25 in Downtown Louisville

Collectible, One-of-a-Kind Cloisonné Pins Available at Four Establishments

 Louisville, Ky. – October 20, 2014 – Participants in the Louisville Sports Commission’s Urban Bourbon Half Marathon – and others wishing to join in a unique entertainment experience – can score a custom-made, collectible cloisonné pin commemorating the inaugural Urban Bourbon Walk in downtown Louisville on Oct. 25.

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