Sports Backers is a nationally recognized nonprofit, committed to making all corners of our community more active. We achieve our mission by advocating for safe places to bike and walk, supporting youth running, celebrating triumphs at our events, and inspiring folks to live actively!
There are 6,500 people annually who volunteer to make the Sports Backers organization and its events and programs the successes they are. With your support, we can make this region a more attractive and vibrant place to live where safe opportunities to walk, run, bike, swim, or workout abound and where access to these activities are available to all.
Sports Backers invests in the future of active living in our region through our youth programs such as Kids Run RVA and the Scholar-Athlete program. From the youngest kids getting an opportunity to be a part of a run club, reaping the socio-emotional benefits while moving more, to those on their way to adulthood and applying to college, Sports Backers is passionate about supporting Richmond region youth. We do this by providing the resources they need to be successful, whether that be a pair of running shoes for a child in need, covering the cost of bus transportation for a run club to attend one of our signature events, or providing a scholarship to a promising student-athlete. Your donation makes it possible for us to support the most important part of our community – our kids. They are the future and we know that by investing in them and instilling healthy habits now, it benefits us all.
$100 – Scholarship contribution
$50 – Running shoes for 1 child
$35 – Team t-shirts for 5 kids
$15 – Race entry for 1 child