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Inspire Active Living

Our mission is to inspire you to live an active lifestyle, even in the face of a pandemic. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, donations are vital to our mission of inspiring active living in all corners of our community. Your support allows us to: Advocate for safe and accessible bike and pedestrian infrastructure, offer affordable free fitness classes, support running clubs during non-pandemic times at area schools, and develop fun, new participatory events for our entire community.

 

Now, more than ever, our community needs to be physically active. Due to COVID-19, Sports Backers had to stop all in-person events and cancel all in-person programming back in the Spring of 2020. Since then, we have reimagined our events and programs bringing virtual and social distancing options to our region including virtual & outside fitness classes, virtual kids physical activity videos & classes, workout challenges, virtual events, and socially distanced in-person events. With your support, we can make this region a more vibrant place to live and work!

 

3 Ways to Support Our Region’s Future:

1. Consider making a tax-deductible donation to Sports Backers today!

2. Support one of our 24 Hours of Richmond Fundraisers (aka Sports Backers Super Fans)

3. Use the 24 Hours of Richmond platform to create your own fundraiser.

 

About Our Fundraisers & Super Fans

Supporters are participating in their own 24 Hour challenge while raising money for Sports Backers. Some will be following the exact model of 24 Hours of Richmond and finding out how many miles they can run and/or walk over a 24 hour period. Others have chosen to set a different physical activity goal to be completed over the 24 hour period. Either way, these super fans of Sports Backers are using our 24 Hours of Richmond event as a catalyst to support Sports Backers mission of creating active living opportunities for all. Please consider making a donation to support Sports Backers and these wonderful fundraisers.

 

Thank you for considering an investment in our region’s future!