Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner

Since its start in 1992, Sports Backers and the Richmond Times-Dispatch have partnered to recognize the accomplishments of the region's finest student-athletes, awarding over $968,000 in college scholarships. On June 6, 2016, twenty student-athletes, along with the Williams Mullen High School Teams of the Year and the HCA Virginia Sports Medicine Comeback Athletes of the Year, will be recognized, and $70,000 in scholarships will be awarded. We hope that you will join us in celebrating this special 25th anniversary of the Richmond Times-Dispatch/Sports Backers Scholar-Athlete program and help us create a lasting legacy for future Richmond natives who will go on to change the world, just as those before them are doing today. All donations and proceeds from the event will be used to support the Sports Backers Scholarship Fund. This year's featured speaker is Courtney Ferrell. She is a creativity consultant, international speaker, and former scholar-athlete.

Monday, June 6

6-7 p.m. Cocktail Hour
6-7 p.m. Silent Auction
7 p.m. Dinner

Tables & Tickets Available

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The Jefferson Hotel
101 W. Franklin St.
Richmond, VA 23220

For a list of past Times-Dispatch/Sports Backers Scholar-Athlete winners, click here.