Musial Awards: The Most Important Awards Ceremony, Highlighting Character and Sportsmanship
Sportsmanship means being kind, but most importantly showing respect and humility during a sporting event. Competition can be fierce but it’s important not to let the negativity of a competition drown out the positives of a sport. To highlight the importance of kindness and selflessness in the sports industry, the Musial Awards were created. But what are they exactly and why are they important for the industry?
In the latest episode of Suite Talk: The Business Behind Sports host, Patrick Rishe, chats with Marc Schreiber, President of the St. Louis Sports Commission, about the Musial Awards, sports biggest award show for what matters the most: sportsmanship, class, and character. Schreiber, whose background originally was in sports journalism, knew that one of the most important characteristics on the field was how a player reacted to adversity. In his role with the St. Louis Sports Commission, he was finally able to showcase that belief.
Schreiber remarked, “So, the Musial Awards celebrate extraordinary sportsmanship and I like to say that the main way to capture it is that we celebrate the year’s greatest moments of sportsmanship that take place over the year and honor those who embody class and character.”
Rishe and Schreiber discuss…
● The history of the St. Louis Sports Commission
● How the Musial Awards first started and why they continue to be an important light in the industry
● Why fans of youth sports must keep things in perspective with awareness
“I think it’s up to all of us to restore perspective to sports and our lives. I mean, it’s okay to…be passionate as a fan…but got to think about not just when we’re at the City SC game or Cardinal game or whatever, it’s really apparent when you look at youth sports and you see what happens beyond the sidelines…,” said Schreiber.
Schreiber has been with the St. Louis Sports Commission for nearly 25 years. While he originally wanted to make his career in sports broadcasting (even graduating from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Journalism), Schreiber found a home at the St. Louis Sports Commission where he started as a Communications Manager in 1998.