At the 2013 Symposium of the National Association of Sports Commissions held here last week, Run Louisville Run, a program of the YMCA at Norton Commons, was presented with a $12,000 grant from the NASC Sports Legacy Fund, raised from the proceeds of the Symposium auction and raffle. More than 750 leaders in the sports events industry attended the annual Symposium and many provided sports-related raffle items and/or purchased raffle tickets.
Pictured here (L to R): Karl Schmitt, Louisville Sports Commission, Mike Bramer, Run Louisville Run and Jennifer Hawkins, VisitPittsburgh.
Run Louisville Run provides an eight-week running program for deserving kids in the community and focuses on increasing self-esteem, promoting healthy living and offering a positive after-school experience.
“This grant is one of our largest to date,” said Mike Bramer, District Executive Director, YMCA at Norton Commons. “We serve about 120 youth with each program and now we will be able to quadruple the number of our participants in our Run Louisville Run program, where we teach young men and women the power of progressively realizing worthy goals while running.”
“On behalf of the entire membership of the National Association of Sports Commission, we are thrilled to recognize and award our annual grant to Run Louisville Run,” said Jennifer Hawkins, CSEE, Sports Marketing Director of VisitPittsburgh & Co-chair of the NASC Sports Legacy Fund. “Run Louisville Run is an inspirational program for other cities in our country to model.”