Sports Backers is a nationally recognized and award-winning active living advocacy nonprofit based in Richmond, Virginia. For twenty-four years, the organization has been producing quality sporting events in greater Richmond and is a recognized leader in promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.
A nationally recognized, not-for-profit sports commission, Metropolitan Richmond Sports Backers (“Sports Backers”) has inspired, challenged and encouraged residents of Greater Richmond to pursue a more physically active lifestyle for the past 24 years. Under the leadership of Executive Director Jon Lugbill—Olympian and five-time world champion in whitewater canoe slalom—Sports Backers was named “Sports Commission of the Year” three times and achieved $51 million in economic impact for the region in 2014-15. Since 1991, Sports Backers has awarded more than $750,000 in scholarships for over 400 outstanding student-athletes.
Kids Run RVA is the umbrella program for all of Sports Backers youth running programs designed to promote a physically active lifestyle to youth in the Richmond region. We offer a host of programs and events targeted towards Richmond’s youth.
Our newest running and walking initiative strives to reach Richmond’s underserved populations with programming before and after school. By increasing access to underserved children in low-income elementary schools, we can support their healthy growth and reverse the childhood obesity epidemic that plagues poor neighborhoods in greater percentages.
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