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.

January 30, 2019

On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, the Bluegrass Sports Commission (BSC) honored Josh Allen (Kentucky Sports Figure of the Year), Sydney McLaughlin, Verne Lundquist, Tom Leach, and WinStar Farm at the eighth annual Bluegrass Sports Awards.

Proceeds from the evening benefited the BSC and its efforts to grow the economic impact sports tourism has on central Kentucky.

With new host facility Keene Trace Golf Club serving as the backdrop and Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin heading a delegation of state and local dignitaries who joined PGA TOUR executive Andy Pazder, it was announced Oct. 18, 2017 that the 2018 Barbasol Championship will become Kentucky’s first PGA TOUR tournament in decades, come next July 16-22.

It will be the first PGA TOUR tournament to be held in the state since the Kentucky Derby Open was contested in Louisville from 1957-59. Gary Player claimed his first TOUR victory in the 1958 event. PGA TOUR Champions also held the Bank One Classic in Lexington from 1983-97.

August 2019

On Saturday, August 10, runners and walkers will take to the streets of downtown Lexington for a night of entertainment and activities.

The night begins with the Fastest Kid in Town race (ages 3 years and up) at 4:30 p.m., followed by the One-Mile Fun Run/Walk at 6:30 p.m. Concluding the night is the main event, the 5K A Midsummer Night’s Run, at 8:30 p.m.

Come and participate in the fun!

The Malibu Jack’s 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.


Barbasol Championship

July 15-21, 2019

A Midsummer Night's Run

August 10, 2019

Malibu Jack's Bluegrass State Games

Summer 2019

Corporate Membership Program

Bluegrass Sports Commission leads initiative to bring Sports Complex to Lexington


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