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Two Former Paul Hornung Award Winners Square Off in Huge NFC East Game

Eagles’ CB Brandon Boykin Faces Giants’ WR Odell Beckham Sunday Night in Philly

Louisville, KY – Friday, October 10, 2014 – Two former Paul Hornung Award winners – Philadelphia Eagles slot corner Brandon Boykin and New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. – square off Sunday night in Philadelphia in a huge NFL – NFC East Division contest. Third-year NFL player Boykin is a key member of the Eagles’ nickle and dime package defense, matching up inside against opponents’ slot receivers. Beckham, a rookie, saw his first action in the NFL last week following a pre-season hamstring injury. He caught four passes for 44 yards and the game-winning TD in the Giants’ win over Atlanta.

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Winners Announced for Norton Sports Health Great Pumpkin 10K

Louisville, KY – October 4, 2014 – With nearly 1,500 registered participants, the Norton Sports Health Great Pumpkin 10K went off this morning under sunny, fall-like conditions. The Great Pumpkin 10K was held in The Parklands of Floyds Fork; it is the second race in the Louisville Sports Commission’s three-race Fall Runathon Series.

Andy Meirose of Louisville, Ky., won the men’s division in a time of 38:31.99, just moments before second-place finisher Tony Cotner of Louisville, Ky., who clocked a time of 38:41.58. Andrea Doogs of Louisville, Ky., won the women’s division in 41:26.09, ahead of Andrea Gibson of Charlestown, Ind., who finished in 44:01.89. Doogs also won the 2013 inaugural Norton Sports Health Great Pumpkin 10K.

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Louisville Sports Commission and Norton Sports Health Join to Support Family Scholar House

Louisville, Ky. – September 18, 2014 – The Louisville Sports Commission and Norton Sports Health are partnering with Family Scholar House to help the organization collect items for families and youth who are looking to transform their lives through education.

Walkers and runners participating in the Norton Sports Health Great Pumpkin 10K can show their support by donating the following items:

  • Toilet paper/paper towels
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Used sports equipment (baseballs, gloves, basketballs, etc.)
  • Mittens and gloves for the winter
  • Gently used clothes for kids (all sizes)
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • School supplies

Participants can drop off items at Fleet Feet, located at 2239 Taylorsville Rd., now through Oct. 3 or bring them to The Parklands of Floyds Ford on Oct. 4. The Family Scholar House, a nonprofit organization devoted to changing lives, families and communities through education, will provide the items to the men and women taking advantage of its programs.

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Down One Bourbon Bar & Restaurant to offer Special Bourbon Dinner for Urban Bourbon Half Marathon Participants

Louisville, Ky. – September 16, 2014 – The Louisville Sports Commission Urban Bourbon Half Marathon will pour into Louisville on October 25, 2014 and to finish it all off, Down One Bourbon Bar & Restaurant will offer a special bourbon-inspired dinner later that evening for a limited number of race participants.

The special Bourbon Half Marathon dinner is $60 per person and is offered in two seatings: 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The price is all-inclusive of the four-course dinner, bourbon cocktails, tax and gratuity. Each seating is limited to 20 people and will include four courses paired with Evan Williams’ cocktails. Those interested can reserve a spot through the online registration at UrbanBourbonHalf.com.

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Derby City Cup Cyclocross Event Registration Now Open

Two Days of Racing on Nov. 8-9 To Be Held at Historic Bandman Park
Louisville Sports Commission partners with Cadence Sports as event owners and operators

Louisville, Ky. – September 10, 2014 – On-line registration for the Derby City Cup (DCC) cyclocross event is now open. Riders can register at www.thederbycitycup.com.

The eighth annual DCC will be held November 8-9 at Eva Bandman Park in Louisville, site of the 2013 UCI Elite World Cyclocross Championships and the 2012 UCI Masters World Cyclocross Championships.

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