ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues became the latest recipients of the Levee Stone Award, which is given to individuals, businesses or organizations that are making significant contributions to downtown St. Louis.
Downtown STL, Inc. presented the award to St. Louis Blues Chairman Tom Stillman and Blues President & CEO Chris Zimmerman on Wednesday night at the Show-Me Downtown event at Stifel Theatre.
"The day I called Chris Zimmerman and said 'We'd like to give you this award," the Blues were dead last in the division," Missy Kelley, President & CEO of Downtown STL, Inc., told FOX 2 News. "The award isn't about the performance of the team but the leadership the team took in redeveloping this Enterprise Center because it has such a significant impact on downtown St. Louis and our economy."
Previous award winners include the St. Louis Cardinals (1996), Senator John Danforth (2003), the St. Louis Sports Commission (2005), former St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay (2013), Mike Shannon (2014) and the Gateway Arch Park Foundation (2018).