Building a Vibrant Community


Building a Vibrant Community
is Sports Backers’ 2022-2027 Development Campaign which looks to make a lasting impact on the Richmond Region. Sports Backers is looking to raise $3 million in multi-year pledges. Our community will benefit through the $3 million raised by:


  • Growing and creating major events that serve as a gateway to active living, encourage corporate wellness, and promote Richmond as an active, outdoor community
  • Doubling the number of free group fitness classes offered in under-resourced communities
  • Expanding the number of Kids Run Clubs and adding Kids Fitness Clubs to our offerings
  • Doubling the total miles of infrastructure for people walking and biking
  • Building the world class 43-mile long Fall Line trail from Ashland to Petersburg
  • Engaging with and empowering over 1,800 volunteer leaders
  • Awarding college scholarship to future active living leaders in the Richmond region

Your support of the Building a Vibrant Community campaign inspires people to live actively through our entire community. For more information about the Building a Vibrant Community campaign, please contact Megan Capito, Director of Development, at [email protected] or 804.285.9495 x248.


Special thanks to the following supporters who have already committed to Building a Vibrant Community and the future of our region.

Andreas Addison
Neil Agnihotri & Rupal Shah
Lashresce Aird
Allianz Partners
Neil & Amishi Amin
Matt & Marcey Anderson
Brad & Frazier Armstrong
Margaret & Al Broaddus
Bill & Lauri Berry
Liz & Bob Blue
Tom & Daisy Byrd
Nan & Tyler Callahan
Andy & Jennifer Clark
Kelly & Danny Clark
Commonwealth Event Co
CoStar Group
Cushman & Wakefield|Thalhimer
Will Dixon
Kristen & Sean Eichert
Ashley Fary
Susan & Lennart Freeman
Don & Betsy Garber
Suzanne Gardner
Dan Gecker & Liz Gibbs
Kirsti & Matt Goodwin
Jeff & Mary Marshall Graeber
Greater Richmond Partnership
Roy & Charlotte Grier
Brad Hammer
Leslie Haley
Rob & Gloria Hargett
Heritage Wealth Advisors
Hunton Andrews Kurth
Dorothy Jaeckle
Erin Deal Johnson
Gail & Earl Johnson
Chris & Nancy Jo Kantner
Angela Kelly-Wiecek
C. Burke King
Maria (Keech) leGrand
Kelli Lemon
Gill & Jon Lugbill
David & Patricia Lyons
Kim MacLeod
Lenora Mariner
Steven & Katherine Markel
Markel Corp
Tim & Megan McCreary
Boodie McGurn
Kelly & Clark Mercer
Michelle & Will Mertens
Lauren Millard
Sam Mintz
Beth & Bill Nash
Rainey & Kile Niklowski
Katherine O’Donnell
Eddie & Brandi O’Leary
P.D. Brooks
Mary Lloyd & Randy Parks
Jay Paul
Frank & Caren Payne
Maria Purcell
Jacki Quinlan
Richmond Region Tourism
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Jeff & Cathie Ricketts
RMC Events
Carrie & Doug Roth
Lisa Ruggles
S.B. Cox
Dan & Cindy Schmitt
Megan & Wilson Schultz
Shamin Hotels
Ken & Brooke Shepard
Bob & Melinda Sledd
Brooks Smith
Buck Stinson
Jayne & Bobby Ukrop
Ted & Katie Ukrop
Ned Valentine
Tom & Betty Baugh Vozenilek
Tamara Wagner
Anne Waleski
Lee & Margie Warfield
Craig & Anita Waters
Lindsay & Coleman Wortham
Sam & Nikki Young