Scholar-Athlete Awards Program
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 $1,173,000 in college scholarships. On June 1, 2020, twenty student-athletes, along with the Williams Mullen Community Impact Award winners and the HCA Virginia Sports Medicine Comeback Athletes of the Year, will be recognized, and $70,000 in scholarships will be awarded.
Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner
The dinner scheduled for June 1, 2020 has been cancelled.
Cheryl Oliver & Ray Patterson Scholarships
In an effort to better serve high school scholar-athletes in RVA, Sports Backers has created two scholarships geared towards students that demonstrate financial need.
Since its start in 1992, this program has given over $1,103,000 in scholarships to 536 outstanding high school student-athlete seniors in recognition of their hard work both on the field and in the classroom.