LEXINGTON – The Bluegrass Sports Commission (BSC) today announced the creation of an award for the Most Valuable Player of the annual basketball game between the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville. The award was approved by its Board of Directors earlier this year.
“College basketball is part of the fabric of life in Kentucky and nothing better exemplifies that spirit than the Kentucky – Louisville basketball game,” said BSC Executive Director Terry Johnson. “Celebrating individual excellence in this game is the perfect fit for the passion Kentuckians have for their schools and these student-athletes.”
The next chapter of this storied rivalry will take place tomorrow afternoon in Louisville. The award will be selected by a committee of the BSC Board of Directors and announced immediately following the contest. The winner will receive a trophy marking their achievement.
“This award is a natural progression for the Bluegrass Sports Commission as we move into the future,” stated Alan Stein, Chairman of the Board of the BSC. “Our mission is to grow the impact sports has on our communities and this award highlights individual excellence in one of the largest annual events in the Commonwealth.”
The Bluegrass Sports Commission
Governed by a board of directors, the Bluegrass Sports Commission (BSC) is an independent, non-profit 501c3 responsible for recruiting, growing, executing and attracting sporting events of all sizes and types that serve the Lexington-Fayette County community by increasing economic activity and/or improving the quality of life for its citizens.