Help The Sports Commission Grow St. Louis



To vote for the St. Louis Sportsmanship Initiative

Thanks for being an avid reader and supporter of the Sportsmanship Blog. You’re able to read and watch video about sportsmanship stories from all over the country. This blog is also a conduit to promote the programs within the St. Louis Sports Commission’s Sportsmanship Initiative. The Sportsmanship Initiative creates more positive environments for kids to play sports so they will remain active and lead healthier, happier lives. Many of you have attended the annual St. Louis Sportsmanship Summit (now Youth Sports Summit); which provides youth coaches and parents a forum to address youth sports issues and better serve our kids. Coach It Right! Soccer and Baseball clinics give youth coaches free training from top-notch instructors. Several St. Louis area organizations are members of the Team Players Program. Membership includes a free Cardinals Care Package – a sportsmanship kit filled with materials to help coaches, parents, and athletes promote good character and sportsmanship.

The Sportsmanship Brigade is a group of volunteers who attend youth sports events looking for acts of good sportsmanship. “Guilty” parties are rewarded with a certificate of recognition and a gift card to a local business. Last but not least, the Sports Commission produces the National Sportsmanship Awards – a night that celebrates all that’s right in sports. Athletes, coaches, teams, and others are recognized for selfless acts and promoting respect, integrity, civility, and fair play. Yes, Sportsmanship is a full-time job and we need your help to keep this momentum going. The Sportsmanship Initiative has been entered into Monsanto Corporation’s Grow St. Louis Contest. Monsanto is looking to support St. Louis area programs that have great impact. The company will award up to $15,000 to the project that receives the most votes. Here’s what you can do to help:

  1. Click on the following link to go to our voting page – The St. Louis Sportsmanship Initiative.
  2. Vote 100 times! (That’s right. The system will ask for your email address to validate votes. Then, go to work.)
  3. Vote 100 times a day…EVERYDAY…between now and October 16.
  4. Share this post via email, Twitter, Facebook or however you want.

As with everything we do, we can’t do it without you. Your support is needed and appreciated. Until next time…

Be a Good Sport!

-Sol

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