Greater Columbus Sports Commission CEO & President Linda Logan received the Spirit of Columbus Award from The Columbus Foundation on June 22. Linda was presented the award by The Columbus Foundation President and CEO Doug Kridler at Field during a Crew match in recognition of her outstanding contributions to Columbus.

The award is given to individuals who have made a significant impact on the community through their leadership and dedication. Under Linda's guidance, the Greater Columbus Sports Commission has become a driving force in bringing major sporting events to the city. Their efforts have not only showcased Columbus as a premier sports destination and have also had a positive economic impact on the local economy.

Linda's passion for sports and her unwavering commitment to the community have been instrumental in the success of the Sports Commission. She has worked tirelessly to attract and host events such as the NCAA Women's Final Four, MLS All-Star Game, NHL All-Star Game, U.S. Figure Skating Championships and many more. These events have brought national and international attention to Columbus and have provided numerous opportunities for local athletes and businesses to thrive.

The Spirit of Columbus Award was created in 2013 in honor of Jerrie Mock - the first woman to fly solo around the world. This award is a testament to Linda's bravery, determination and boldness. Her vision and determination have transformed Columbus into a vibrant sports hub, attracting athletes, fans, and businesses across the globe.

Linda's impact extends beyond the realm of sports. Her efforts have brought people together, fostered a sense of community pride, and inspired others to get involved in making Columbus a better place to live, work and play. Her leadership, passion, and commitment have made a lasting impact on the community, and she continues to be an inspiration to others. Read more in the Columbus Dispatch.