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Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner

Since its start in 1992, Sports Backers and the Richmond Times-Dispatch have partnered to recognize the accomplishments of the region's finest student-athletes, awarding over $968,000 in college scholarships. On June 4, 2018, twenty student-athletes, along with the Williams Mullen High School Teams of the Year and the HCA Virginia Sports Medicine Comeback Athletes of the Year, will be recognized, and $70,000 in scholarships will be awarded.

We hope that you will join us in celebrating the 27th annual Richmond Times-Dispatch/Sports Backers Scholar-Athlete program and help us create a lasting legacy for future Richmond natives who will go on to change the world, just as those before them are doing today. All donations and proceeds from the event will be used to support the Sports Backers Scholarship Fund.

Monday, June 4

Keynote speaker: 2003 recipient Andre Ingram!
6-7 p.m. Cocktail Hour
6-7 p.m. Silent Auction
7 p.m. Dinner

Tables & Tickets Available

Please email [email protected] for more information about sponsoring a table.

Contact [email protected] to purchase event tickets.


The Jefferson Hotel
101 W. Franklin St.
Richmond, VA 23220

2018 Finalists

All 20 finalists were listed in the May 23rd Richmond Times-Dispatch and were recognized at the dinner on June 4th.

2017-18 Monthly honorees

Read more about the 2017-18 Scholar-Athlete of the Month winners.

Want to learn more about our scholarship program? Check out our Scholarships page.