Building an Active Future Campaign

Building an Active Future is Sports Backers’ 2017-2022 Development Campaign focused on inspiring and creating a more active community for everyone in the greater Richmond community.  Sports Backers is looking to raise $2.5 million in multi-year pledges. An investment in the Building an Active Future campaign will benefit the region by:

  • Expanding economic impact of sports tourism through Sports Backers owned and operated events and other organizations’ athletic events supported by Sports Backers
  • Continuing advocacy to significantly increase the amount of bike and pedestrian infrastructure
  • Increasing accessible fitness programs in underserved communities
  • Strengthening active living partner network in the region

A strategic gift to the Building an Active Future campaign provides residents of Greater Richmond with access to safe and affordable active living opportunities. As a result, our region will be a healthier and more vibrant place to live, work, and play.

Any gift to Sports Backers during this Fiscal Year (prior to July 1, 2018) will count towards the campaign. For more information about the Building an Active Future campaign, please contact Will Dixon, Director of Sponsorship and Development, at [email protected] or 804.285.9495 x233

Special thanks to the following foundations, individuals, companies, and jurisdictions who have already committed to Building an Active Future.

Building an Active Future Donors
Benjamin & Maureen Ackerly
Altria Companies Employee Community Fund
The Robert Leroy Atwell and Lucy Williams Atwell Foundation
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Bill & Lauri Berry
Bon Secours Health System
J. Alfred Broaddus, Jr.
The Community Foundation Serving Richmond & Central Virginia
Earl Cox
Paul & Jennifer Croston
Cushman & Wakefield |Thalhimer
Brie and Will Dixon
Woody & Susan Fowler
Daniel A. Gecker & Elizabeth A. Gibbs
Roy & Charlotte Grier
County of Hanover
Henrico County
Hirschler Fleischer
Hunton & Williams
Shannon & Tyler Hutchens
John Randolph Foundation
Susan & Lennart Freeman
Ron & Dorothy Jaeckle
Darius A. Johnson
Burke & Gay King
Gillian & Jon Lugbill
Chris Mackay
The Steven and Katherine Markel Foundation
Massey Foundation
Memorial Foundation for Children
Mark Merhige
Sam & Heather Mintz
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Mary Lloyd & Randy Parks
Courtney Moates Paulk
Dee Ann & Jim Remo
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Robins Foundation
G.M. Rosenthal
S.B. Cox, Inc.
Dan Schmitt
Scott & Karen Schricker
Shamin Hotels
Sledd Family Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia
Jayne & Bobby Ukrop
Rob & Shannon Ukrop
Ted & Katie Ukrop
UPS Foundation
Lee & Margie Warfield
Lindsay & Coley Wortham