UK/UofL Basketball Game MVP Award

December 31, 2022

Since 2010, the Bluegrass Sports Commission has had the privilege of awarding the game MVP award to the most outstanding player in the Battle of the Bluegrass, the annual meeting between the University of Kentucky’s and the University of Louisville’s basketball teams.

Click here to see the complete list of past winners.

The Dick’s Sporting Goods Bluegrass State Games is a non-profit program sponsored privately to promote amateur athletics across the Commonwealth. It is the signature event of the Bluegrass Sports Commission, designed to provide Kentuckians of all ages and skill levels a wholesome avenue for positive development through sports and physical activity, to promote and develop amateur athletics and to provide the amateur athlete an opportunity to showcase their talent and receive statewide recognition.

August 12, 2023

On Saturday, August 13, 2022, 2,300 runners and walkers joined together on the streets of downtown Lexington for a beautiful evening of running.

The afternoon began with the Fastest Kid in Town race (ages 3 years and up) and concluded with the night’s main event, the A Midsummer Night’s Run 5K.

We can’t wait to see you next year!  Mark your calendar for August 12, 2022 and be on the lookout for registration to open.


The purpose of the Bluegrass Sports Commission is to attract and support new and existing sports events at any level, such as the Bluegrass State Games, to the Central Kentucky Area.

There are more than 300 sports commissions in the United States currently. By working in close coordination with local CVBs, other community organizations and venues, the BSC can be a leader for Central Kentucky.


Dick's Sporting Goods Bluegrass State Games

Summer 2023

CHI Saint Joseph Health A Midsummer Night's Run

August 12, 2023

Barbasol Championship

July 13-16, 2023

Breeders' Cup World Championships


UK/UofL Basketball Game MVP Award

December 31, 2022

Future Events

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The Bluegrass Sports Commission is proud to collaborate and work with the following partner organizations…