Programs, Projects & Events

Auction (sign-up)

Since 1981, proceeds totaling over $302,000 have been distributed to various charitable and not-for-profit groups including Paraquad, Cardinal Glennon Childrenís Hospital, Operation Brightside, Special Olympics, Kilo Diabetes Foundation, Boys Town, Boys Scouts, Family Resource Center, The Caring Program for Children, 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival, St. Louis Disabilities Treatment Center, Operation Teamwork, St. Patrick Center, Step Up! St. Louis, American Youth Foundation, AMC Cancer Research Center to name just a few.

Annual Golf Tournament (sign-up)

The Saint Louis Ambassadors host a benefit golf tournament held annually in Forest Park.

The Great Forest Park Balloon Race (sign-up)

The Saint Louis Ambassadors work in conjunction with the Great Forest Park Balloon Race, Inc. to host the largest balloon race of its kind in the country. Proceeds from the event directly benefit the beautification and restoration of Forest Park.

Truman Center Visits (sign-up)

Members visit Truman Center, a senior care facility, spreading cheer among this special group of St. Louisans with donations of fruit, flowers, goodies and a lot of smiles!

Young Ambassadors (sign-up)

This group, a Committee made up of Ambassadors under the age of thirty-five, organizes a number of social and fundraising functions throughout the year. Young Ambassadors are included in all Saint Louis Ambassador activities as well.

Ambassador Of The Year/Service Award

Three members of the organization are chosen for their commitment to the growth and success of St. Louis and the entire St. Louis region (Ambassador of the Year Award), or for outstanding contributions of time and organizational assistance for the benefit of Saint Louis Ambassador programs, projects and events (Service Award). The Service Award is given annually to one Ambassador and one Young Ambassador.

Sportsman Of The Year Luncheon

The Saint Louis Ambassadors prestigious Sportsman of the Year Award honors sports personalities in the St. Louis area for their contributions to the world of sports and to the St. Louis community. Past recipients include Jerry Clinton, Bob Burnes and Bob Broeg, Lou Brock, Jack Buck, Whitey Herzog, Brian Sutter, Bob Costas, Rich Grawer, Dan Dierdorf, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mike Shannon, Mike Shanahan, Jack Quinn, Ron Caron, Jackie Smith, Bing Devine, Georgia Frontiere, Bill DeWitt, Jr., Fred Hanser and Drew Baur.

Holiday Toy Drive (sign-up)

The Saint Louis Ambassadors donate toys during the holiday season for distribution by member volunteers to area child care institutions. This highly successful program is a great way to help children in need and to experience the true spirit of the holiday season. In 1998, over $9,000 was donated through the generosity of our members.

Annual Ball (sign-up)

For members only, this gala, black-tie event is the highlight of the Saint Louis Ambassadorís social calendar and focuses on a selected civic theme.

Convention Greeting (sign-up)

This committee coordinates official mayoral greetings and presentations of Gateway Arch replicas to visiting dignitaries and celebrities as well as to conventions being held in the area.

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The Saint Louis Ambassadors, Cabanne House, 5300 Lindell at Union, St. Louis, MO 63112
Phone: 314-454-1488, Fax: 314-454-1861, E-Mail: [email protected], Internet: www.stlouisamb.org
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