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.

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.

February 7, 2018

The Bluegrass Sports Awards, presented by Alltech, has become a must attend event on the sports calendar in Central Kentucky. In it’s fifth year the Bluegrass Sports Awards recognizes those who have achieved the highest level of success in the Sports Media and Sports Business.
An event created to celebrate what sports does for our community, it is highlighted by the Tom Hammond Awards, the Jim Host Awards and the Lexington Herald-Leader Sports Figure of the Year Award.
Proceeds benefit the BSC and its efforts to grow the economic impact of sports in central Kentucky.

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 16-22, 2018

Bluegrass State Games

Summer 2018

Corporate Membership Program

Bluegrass Sports Awards

February 7, 2018

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…