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Active RVA Now Accepting Applications for Certification and Awards Program

Sports Backers and Active RVA are now accepting applications for the Active RVA Certification and Awards program. The program recognizes the Richmond region’s exceptional employers, schools, and early childhood education providers that are implementing innovative programs to promote physical activity.

The deadline to apply for certification is January 26, 2018, and applications can be found at the following links:



Early Childhood Education provider:

Since the creation of the Active RVA Awards program in 2013, hundreds of companies and schools have embraced physical activity and received Active RVA Certification. The benefits of active school communities and active workplaces are felt by organizations across the Richmond region on a daily basis, and now is the perfect time to get involved in the Active RVA initiative.

Active RVA Awards presented by Cigna Set for March 1

All certified organizations will be recognized at the 2018 Active RVA Awards presented by Cigna, held on Thursday, March 1, at 11:30am at the Virginia Historical Society. The awards are taking part in conjunction with the Movement Makers Active Living Summit, a day-long summit bringing together individuals and organizations that are part of the active living movement to share best practices on making physical activity a priority in communities.

Apply now to get your company, school, or early childhood education provider Active RVA Certified, and be sure to visit for more updates on the summit and Active RVA awards ceremony.


  • Eric Rangel-Ribeiro

    There is a missing category, business that offer none traditional physical activities to students with special needs in the community either at their business location or within the public school system.