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.
Dave & Amelia Belde
Bill & Lauri Berry
Bon Secours Health System
J. Alfred Broaddus, Jr.
Capital One
Chesterfield County
The Community Foundation Serving Richmond & Central Virginia
Earl Cox
Bryan & Kay Cram
Paul & Jennifer Croston
Cushman & Wakefield |Thalhimer
Brie and Will Dixon
EnTrust Records Management
Woody & Susan Fowler
Don & Betsy Garber
Daniel A. Gecker & Elizabeth A. Gibbs
Roy & Charlotte Grier
County of Hanover
Henrico County
Hirschler Fleischer
Hunton & Williams
Shannon & Tyler Hutchens
Marcos & Adrienne Irigaray
John Randolph Foundation
Susan & Lennart Freeman
Ron & Dorothy Jaeckle
Darius A. Johnson
Joy & Reggie Jones
Burke & Gay King
Courtlin & Chaney LaReau
Gillian & Jon Lugbill
Chris Mackay
Lenora Mariner
Markel Corporation
The Steven and Katherine Markel Foundation
Massey Foundation
Boodie McGurn
Memorial Foundation for Children
Mark Merhige
Robin & Barry Newland
NewMarket Corporation
Sam & Heather Mintz
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Mary Lloyd & Randy Parks
Courtney Moates Paulk
P.D. Brooks Traffic Control
Mr. and Mrs. Cotesworth Pinckney
Mr. and Mrs. E. Bryson Powell
Mark & Maria Purcell
Dee Ann & Jim Remo
RCS Moving
Richmond Region Tourism
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Robins Foundation
G.M. Rosenthal
Doug & Carrie Roth
S.B. Cox, Inc.
Dan Schmitt
Scott & Karen Schricker
Sidney Buford & Susan Bailey Scott
Shamin Hotels
Sledd Family Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia
Don & Pia Steinbrugge
Mary Gray & Wally Stettinius
Barry & Elizabeth Taylor
Jim & Bobbie Ukrop
Jayne & Bobby Ukrop
Rob & Shannon Ukrop
Ted & Katie Ukrop
Ukrop’s Threads
Universal Leaf
UPS Foundation
Lee & Margie Warfield
Taffy & Greg Williams
Lindsay & Coley Wortham
Worth Higgins & Associates