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 5, 2017, 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 26th 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 5

Keynote speakers: Ali and Meredith Doswell, former scholar-athletes and 2017 graduates of Amherst College
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.


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

2017 Finalists

All 20 finalists were listed in the May 24th Richmond Times-Dispatch and will be recognized at the dinner on June 5th.

2016-17 Monthly honorees

Read more about the 2016-17 Scholar-Athlete of the Month winners.

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