Sports Backers Annual Report 2018-19

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR WILLIAM T. BERRY, JR. Kimble Certified Public Accountants PAST CHAIR MAUREEN ACKERLY Armstrong Bristow Farley & Schwarzschild, PLC VICE-CHAIR DANIEL GECKER Urban Development Associates SAM MINTZ BB&T Scott & Stringfellow SECRETARY RANDALL PARKS Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP TREASURER ANNE WALESKI Markel Corporation LEGAL COUNSEL ANDREW K. CLARK Hirschler

THE HONORABLE ANDREAS ADDISON, Richmond City Council NEIL AMIN, Shamin Hotels PAUL CROSTON, KPMG LLP CALVIN W. “WOODY” FOWLER, JR., Williams Mullen SUZANNE GARDNER, Wells Fargo Bank DON GARBER, Kjellstrom + Lee Construction ROY GRIER, Dominion Energy THE HONORABLE DOROTHY JAECKLE, Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors THE HONORABLE ANGELA KELLY-WIECEK, Hanover County Board of Supervisors BURKE KING, Community Volunteer LENORA MARINER, Estes Express CARRIE ROTH, Virginia Biotechnology Research Park LISA RUGGLES, CoStar Group DAN SCHMITT, Henrico County Supervisor KEN SHEPARD, US Trust BUCK STINSON, Capital One ROBERT S. UKROP, Ukrop's Homestyle Foods LEE WARFIELD, Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer SAM YOUNG, Astyra

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At Sports Backers, we are proud of the work we do to help build vibrant and active communities throughout Richmond. While our events provide memorable moments like the joy of the jumping dogs at Dominion Energy Riverrock, or the fun of a house party along the route of the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k, or the opportunity to cheer on a coworker who’s running the VCU Health Richmond Marathon, in many cases people only know about Sports Backers through our events and not our wider community initiatives. Yes, it’s true that we put on some of the biggest (and best) events in the country, and we take great pride in that. But, when I let people know about Sports Backers’ mission to inspire active living throughout RVA, they are often amazed at the breadth of our work and the positive impact it produces. This report shines a light on some of the ways we, with your help, build an active living culture in our community, including: • Helping neighbors gather at community centers, schools, and churches for free fitness classes not otherwise available in their neighborhoods • Encouraging and equipping residents to voice their support for safer ways to bike, walk, and run throughout our community • Enlisting thousands of volunteers to get out of their homes (often well before sunrise) to support those who are running, biking, and otherwise participating in any of our various events • Providing run clubs to local students so that they are able to build their self-confidence through physical activity Sports Backers is dedicated to providing opportunities for all of us to be a part of the active living community. Whatever your passion, I invite you to get up, get moving, and join us in inspiring active living in every corner of our region. Sincerely,

William T. Berry, Jr. Board Chair

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INSPIRING PEOPLE FROM ALL CORNERS OF OUR COMMUNITY TO LIVE ACTIVELY. Over the past year, we partnered with hundreds of organizations to motivate residents across the region to live healthy, active lives.





Locations host weekly Fitness Warriors Classes




Kids Run RVA youth running or fitness clubs

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Active RVA Certified Companies and Schools


Owned or Supported events

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Training Team locations

Partner organizations with Sports Backers staff represented on the board






Partner organizations work with us to advocate for better places to bike and walk.




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FROM PUBLIC HOUSING TO UVA, CORVELL POAG HAS A SCHOLAR-ATHLETE STORY THAT INSPIRES Corvell Poag became the first Times-Dispatch/ Sports Backers Scholar-Athlete Award overall winner from a City of Richmond School since 1993. However, it was his amazing story of perseverance, profiled in a front-page story in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, that inspires like no other in the 28-year history of the program. Growing up in public housing with both parents incarcerated, Poag became a standout wrestler and class president at Armstrong High School, and is now enrolled at the University of Virginia.

WHO WANTS MORE BIKING AND WALKING TRAILS? WE DO! BIG news for biking and walking – VDOT launched the Ashland to Petersburg Trail Study in March to identify a route to connect seven Central Virginia cities/counties by a multi-use trail. Providing a north-south complement to the Virginia Capital Trail, the multi-use path would offer 41 miles of new biking/walking connection!

BIKE WALK RVA TOPS OFF YEAR WITH RICHMOND HISTORY MAKER AWARD If you’re sensing it was a great year for our Bike Walk RVA efforts, you’re right! In March, the team was honored as a Richmond History Maker by the Valentine for a new category: Improving Regional Transportation. The Richmond History Makers recognizes trailblazers by celebrating their lasting contributions to the greater Richmond region.

RVA MAKES THIS LIST! For the first time ever, Richmond made BICYCLING magazine's "Best Bike Cities in America" list, coming in at #34. We look forward to moving up the list as more protected bike lines are built!

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UKROP’S MONUMENT AVENUE 10K TURNS 20, HONORED BY HOUSE OF DELEGATES To celebrate two decades of the Commonwealth’s largest participation event, House Resolution 350 recognized the 20th running of the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k. The event was also named to Runner’s World magazine’s list of ‘70 American Road Races Every Runner Should Finish’.

FITNESS WARRIORS INSPIRE THE REGION The Fitness Warriors program continues to train area residents to be fitness leaders so that they can bring fitness to the areas that need free exercise options the most. And, boy oh boy, was 2019 our year! Warriors classes welcomed 1,536 new participants and had over 14,700 class visits!

WE COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT OUR VOLUNTEERS! It takes almost 7,000 volunteers per year to make our events and programs happen, and we value each and every one! Huge shout out to our volunteer of the year winners: Edward Knight, Anita Waters, Mary Kate Steed, Carole Halstead, and Jennifer Perrin. #LetsGoRVA

COACH RO AND HALF MARATHON TRAINING TEAM MARK ONE DECADE One more mile, don’t forget to smile! That’s the popular refrain from Sports Backers Half Marathon Training Team coach Ro Gammon, whose program celebrated its 10th year, all with Ro at the helm. Over the last decade, over 11,000 people have used the program to train for their half marathons.

DOMINION ENERGY RIVERROCK HONORED The nation’s premier outdoor sports and music festival was recognized as RVA’s Tourism Event of the Year by Richmond Region Tourism.

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Discover more on how we support the Region's Active Living Network on page 4!

We truly value our history and relationship with Sports Backers and know that we have a respected and trusted nonprofit partnership with them. Not only do they constantly challenge us to increase our advocacy involvement and expand our programs to reach more kids, but they also offer support to enhance our work through volunteer leadership, financial support, and community engagement. Their support and partnership allows us to more effectively fulfill our mission!” – Mary Dunne Stewart, CEO of Greater Richmond Fit4Kids

The Active RVA awards program produced by Sports Backers shined a spotlight on Williams Mullen’s efforts to inspire active living at our firm. The piece of acrylic was nice, but the true reward is helping us reflect on creating a culture of health that truly made a difference in our co-workers’ lives.” – Calvin W. “Woody” Fowler, Jr., President and CEO of Williams Mullen

$65,731 Awarded in grants to help nonprofit organizations expand their active living programs and services.

$70,000 Awarded to 22 high school senior scholarathletes that serve as role models living active and healthy lifestyles

We hosted our third annual Movement Makers to educate attendees about the best practices in active living.

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A million and one people turned out to speak in favor of the Brook Road bike lanes. It’s incredible that Bike Walk RVA managed to get dozens and dozens of folks organized and educated to give thoughtful and respectful public comment during an hours-long meeting on a Monday night. They are the local advocacy game in town.”

– Jason James, Bike Walk Academy Graduate

People participated in at least one of 50 Bike Month events held throughout the region during the month of May.


– Ross Catrow, Good Morning RVA

I think the Ashland to Petersburg trail will make an incredible difference in the region for active recreation and transportation. Fortythree miles of paths separated from traffic will help more people feel comfortable walking and biking in many underserved areas in the region. As an early graduate of Bike Walk RVA’s Academy, it’s amazing to see how far we have pushed the dial on regional support for safe biking and walking connections.”

5,000+ Yard signs have been distributed around the Richmond region, as part of our Vision Zero marketing program, in an effort to increase visibility of support for safe streets.

Check out more Bike Walk RVA Highlights on page 6!

In January, hundreds of community advocates won the fight against two city councilors’ ordinance to ban the City of Richmond’s fully funded and designed Brook Road bike lane.

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AWESOME!!! A party from beginning to end. Party on both sides of the street AND the median, What?!!!!. Encouragement and treats from race organizers as well as residents that lived along the course, even little ones extended a hand for a high five. Plenty of water/Powerade stations...My first time, but definitely not my last.” – Angela Camacho, 2019 Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10k Participant

My boys just learned how to ride [their bikes] and we set the Moonlight Ride as a goal/challenge. Fun times by all! They completed the 8 mile course and had a great experience!"

Check out more Event Highlights on page 6!

$25 million Estimated Economic Impact of our owned and supported events

68,322 People participated in a Sports Backers event between July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019

– Alyssa CH, 2018 Virginia Credit Union Moonlight Ride Participant

Richmond puts on a great half and full marathon! I ran the half last year and the full this year. Both courses have great crowd support, volunteers, aid stations, pretty fall scenery, and great neighborhoods to run through. – Tyler Pake, 2018 Richmond Marathon Participant

Team spirit was at an all-time high in June when nearly 6,000 people from businesses and organizations across the region walked, jogged, or ran in the Anthem Corporate Run.

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WE PROVIDE GROUP FITNESS PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY. See how we're expanding fitness opportunities throughout the region on page 4!

A huge thanks to LaCora Hurte [Fitness Warrior] for always pushing us to do better! I'm so thankful for this class that has become my normal Wednesday workout routine. Since joining the class, I’ve lost 17 pounds, have changed my eating habits, and am feeling better. If you haven’t been to Reboot yet, you’re missing out!" -B randy Mathews, Fitness Warriors Class Participant (Reboot with LaCora in Amelia County)

Kids Run RVA helps students learn about running that otherwise might not be able to experience it in a safe environment. Kids Run RVA also covers the cost of shoes and race entries, removing financial barriers that would result in the inability of a child to participate in the program. I enjoy helping students reach a goal of completing a race because it gives them a great sense of self-esteem and lets them realize that with dedication and hard work they can succeed! – Anita Waters, Kids Run RVA Coach at Henderson Middle School

4,823 People participated on a Sports Backers Training Team and trained for either a marathon, half marathon, 10k, or 8k. Nearly 350 training team members received income-based entry fees.

1,860 Youth received subsidized race entries for either the Marathon Jr. or Virginia529 Kids Run.

53 Fitness Warriors Classes are hosted weekly throughout the Richmond Region.

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Benjamin & Maureen Ackerly Ann & Buddy* Allen Jacquelin & Scott Aronson Bob & Liz Blue Joe Conte Susan & Lennart Freeman Betsy & Don Garber Daniel A. Gecker & Elizabeth A. Gibbs Kirsti & Matt Goodwin Roy & Charlotte Grier Linda & Ted Hanson Shannon & Tyler Hutchens Nancy Jo & Chris Kantner Burke & Gay King Jon & Gillian Lugbill Nell & Ned Massee Betts McGurn Sam & Heather Mintz Mary Lloyd & Randy Parks Dee Ann & James Remo Carrie & Doug Roth Dan Schmitt Sports Backers Staff Jodi & Allan Strange The Track Shack Family Jayne & Bobby Ukrop

John C. Adams, Jr. Kenneth J. Alcott Richard A. Arenstein Brad Armstrong Ralph L. Axselle, Jr.* Bruce W. Baldwin Raymond Baxter Gene C. Bayne John F. Berry Robert M. Berry Norbert M. Bliley Robert C. Bobb Tom Boswell Frank B. Bradley III Deborah J. Brooks John H. Broughton Stephen A. Broughton Cynthia F. Bueche Theodore L. Chandler, Jr. Joseph Conte Mike Cook Frederic H. Cox, III* F. Hampton Davis Donald F. De Laney Harvey Diehr Frank B. Easterly William W. Flowers Wilton E. Ford, Jr. Charles H. Foster, Jr. Joan M. Gardner Thomas A. Garrett Robert A. Gary IV William H. Goodwin, Jr. Karlis Graubics Grant S. Grayson J. Wesley Hall, Jr. Melvin J. Harley, Jr. Allan B. Harvie, Jr.

Sports Backers is grateful to our Founding & Silver Circle members. Our founding members gave $500 each in 1991 to create the seed money for us to begin our lasting legacy in Richmond. Our Silver Circle Donors celebrated our 25th Anniversary in 2016 by generously donating $2,500 in honor of our special anniversary.

Robert H. Hilb J.R. Hipple Richard A. Hollander* Murray J. Janus* Frank A. Jett, Jr. Reginald N. Jones Ronald E. Jones James E. Kane, Jr. Robert H. Keiter Alan R. Kern Philip W. Klaus, Jr. Harry R. Lankenau J.C. Lansing W.F. LaVecchia J.W. Lawler Samuel W. Lee Dave Martin W.E. Massey, Jr. Henry Lawrence Maxwell J. Gary Maynard, Jr. G. Gilmer Minor III Michael Morchower Read M. Northen, Jr. Jack Null Phillips E. Patton James Fain Peebles Troy Peery Mike Plant N. Jones Robert E. Pogue Ronie C. Powell Robert H. Pratt, Jr. Lawrence H. Rauppius Dr. William F. Reames David P. Reynolds Randolph N. Reynolds J. Sargeant Reynolds, Jr. William G. Reynolds, Jr.

Anne J. G. Rhodes E. Claiborne Robins, Jr. E. Claiborne Robins, Sr.* Kent L. Rollins Herbert L. Seal O.B. Shreaves, Jr. Stuart C. Siegel Julious P. Smith, Jr. Robert H. Smith II Joseph Sroba Leon K. Stepanian, Jr. Wallace Stettinius Millard “Pete” Stith Frank D. Stoneburner, Jr. Allan H. Strange Joseph S. Sutter Mark A. Sweeney Fred T. Tattersall Charles Thalhimer, Jr. Charles W. Tysinger James E. Ukrop Jayne B. Ukrop J. Edward Ukrop Joe Ukrop* Robert S. Ukrop Ben B. Ussery, Jr. C. Porter Vaughan, Jr. William R. Via Thomas B. Walker Robert G. Watts Arthur P. Weston Ronald D. Wilkins, CLU Emmett C. Williamson Kenneth H. Winston John Woodfin Robert B. Wrenn, Jr. *denotes deceased

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LEADERSHIP DIVISION Kirsti & Matthew Goodwin Roy & Charlotte Grier The Steven & Katherine Markel Foundation NewMarket Corporation Richmond Times-Dispatch Jayne & Bobby Ukrop Lindsay & Coley Wortham


Sledd Family Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond

Jeff Einhaus

Mr. and Mrs. Fred T. Tattersall

John Fergusson

Cushman & Wakefield |Thalhimer

Jeff Fitch

Mr. and Mrs. James E. Ukrop

Woody & Susan Fowler

Ted & Katie Ukrop

Betsy & Don Garber

Anne Waleski

Suzanne Gardner

Worth Higgins & Associates

GroundForce IT


George & Darlene Emerson EnTrust Records Managment

Faith & O. Hecht JR & Candy Hipple

Allianz Partners


Benjamin & Maureen Ackerly

Brittney Antozzi

Shannon & Tyler Hutchens

Apex Systems

Ashton Armistead

Marcos & Adrienne Irigaray

Commonwealth Event Company

Brad Armstrong

Ron & Dorothy Jaeckle

Costar Group

Susan & Padraic Baxter

Darius A. Johnson

Kay & Bryan Cram


Molly Johnson

Susan & Lennart Freeman

BB&T Scott & Stringfellow

Joy & Reggie Jones

Daniel A. Gecker & Elizabeth A. Gibbs

Amelia & Dave Belde

Nancy Jo & Chris Kantner

Lawrence & Freddie Gray

Bill & Lauri Berry

Mary Catherine & Robert Kemp

Rob & Gloria Hargett

Norbert M. Bliley

Richard Kemper Jr.


Bob & Liz Blue

Courtlin & Chaney LaReau

Hirschler Fleischer

J. Alfred Broaddus, Jr.

Tori Goodloe & Chris Little

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Turner & Andrea Broughton

David Lyons

Kemper Family Fund of the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond

Daisy & Tom Byrd

Lenora Mariner

Capital One

John L. McElroy III

Megan & Nick Capito

Betts McGurn

Burke & Gay King


Mark R Merhige


Andy & Jennifer Clark

Patricia Merrill

Gillian & Jon Lugbill

Kelly & Danny Clark

Lauren & Blake Millard

Luke Family Fund

Tamara W. Clements

Robin & Barry Newland

Markel Corporation

Earl Cox

Mary Lloyd & Randy Parks

Sam & Heather Mintz

Paul & Jennifer Croston

James A. Paul III

P.D. Brooks Traffic Control

Beverley M. Dew

Courtney Moates Paulk

Mark & Maria Purcell

Brie & Will Dixon

Mr. and Mrs. Cotesworth Pinckney

Pam and Bill Royall

Dominion Payroll

S.B. Cox, Inc.

Draper Aden Associates

Powell Fund of the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond

RCS Moving Brian & Andi Redmond Linda Rehak Dee Ann & Jim Remo Retail Merchants Association Richmond Region Tourism Walter & Susan Robertson G.M. Rosenthal Carrie & Doug Roth Dan Schmitt Scott & Karen Schricker Megan & Wilson Schultz Sidney Buford & Susan Bailey Scott Endowment Trust Rosemary & Cullen Seltzer Shamin Hotels Ken Shepard Ashlee & Travis Snider Don & Pia Steinbrugge Wally & Mary Stettinius Buck Stinson Kelly & Kirk Tattersall Barry & Elizabeth Taylor Ethan Tobin TowneBank Trowser Fund of the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond Jeff & Nicole Ukrop Rob & Shannon Ukrop VHB, Inc. Tom Vozenilek & Betty Baugh Harrison Lee & Margie Warfield Stan Wellman Wells Fargo Bank Chrissy Wengloski Taffy & Greg Williams Ken Zaslav MD & Erica Mendes MD

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July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019

$20,000 AND ABOVE



Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, LLC The Cameron Foundation Chesterfield County Community Foundation for a greater Richmond Kirsti & Matt Goodwin Richard & Caroline T. Gwathmey Memorial Trust, Bank of America, N.A.,Trustee Henrico County John Randolph Foundation The Steven & Katherine Markel Foundation Massey Foundation City of Richmond Robins Foundation Jayne & Bobby Ukrop The United States Conference of Mayors Virginia Department of Health Virginia Tourism Corporation

ChamberRVA Commonwealth Event Company Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation Susan & Lennart Freeman Betsy & Don Garber Freddie & Lawrence Gray Kemper Family Fund of the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond Burke & Gay King KPMG Gillian & Jon Lugbill Luke Family Fund Sam & Heather Mintz P.D. Brooks Traffic Control Cindy & Dan Schmitt Sledd Family Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond Barbara J. Thalhimer & William B. Thalhimer, Jr. Family Fund of the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond Ukrop's Threads Worth Higgins & Associates

Ashton Armistead Astyra Susan & Padraic Baxter J. Alfred Broaddus, Jr. Mehmet Camurdan EnTrust Records Management Fleet Feet Sports Max Hepp-Buchanan & Anna Marie Heaton Barbara Jean & Bobby Long Michelle & Will Mertens The Monument Sports Group Mary Lloyd & Randy Parks James A Paul III Brian & Andi Redmond Linda Rehak Retail Merchants Association Richmond Commercial Services, Inc. Richmond Region Tourism Sharon & Dan Schmitt Scott & Karen Schricker Rosemary & Cullen Seltzer Nancy & Jeff Thomas Ukrop's Homestyle Foods Yellowfin Events LLC

$10,000-$19,999 Apex Systems The Robert Leroy Atwell and Lucy Williams Atwell Foundation Anne Garland & Tom Farrell The Wilbur Moreland Havens Charitable Foundation Roy & Charlotte Grier Markel Corporation NewMarket Corporation Mark & Maria Purcell Richmond Times-Dispatch Mr. & Mrs. Fred T. Tattersall Mr. & Mrs. James E. Ukrop Virginia Premier Health Plan Anne Waleski

$5,000-$9,999 Allianz Partners The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. BB&T BB&T Scott & Stringfellow CoStar Cushman & Wakefield |Thalhimer Daniel A. Gecker & Elizabeth A. Gibbs Hanover County Gloria & Rob Hargett HHHunt Hirschler Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Richmond Memorial Health Foundation S.B. Cox, Inc. Kelly & Kirk Tattersall Ted & Katie Ukrop Wells Fargo Bank Taffy & Greg Williams Ken Zaslav MD & Erica Mendes MD

$1,000-$2,499 Benjamin & Maureen Ackerly Neil Amin Brad Armstrong Bill & Lauri Berry Liz & Bob Blue Daisy & Tom Byrd Mary & Robert Call The CarMax Foundation Andy & Jennifer Clark Frederic Cox, Jr. Paul & Jennifer Croston James & Maureen Dougherty Draper Aden Associates George & Darlene Emerson Woody & Susan Fowler Suzanne Gardner GroundForceIT Hourigan Philip Klaus, Jr. Loupassi Foundation Betts McGurn Frances & Michael Muldowney Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, Inc. Susan & Walter Robertson Carrie & Doug Roth Shamin Hotels Ken Shepard Catherine & Al Silva Snead Family Foundation Buck & Beth Stinson Trowser Fund of the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond Ned & Laura Valentine Tom Vozenilek & Betty Baugh Harrison

$499-$100 Lucile & Ben Ackerly Rebecca Angus Brittney Antozzi & Paul Lamborn Darryn Appleton Julie Arendt Janet Areson Emily Dansbach James Balou Norbert M. Bliley Melanie Britton Leigh Busby & John Lautemann Jack Butler Megan & Nick Capito Alexa Carlo-Hickman Carolyn Center Kelly & Danny Clark Tamara W Clements Cohen/Seaborg Schmidt Family Foundation Sandra Colombo Patricia Conley Harry Conn Earl Cox Holly Coy Tammy Crawford David Daughtry Davenport & Company LLC Ann Davis Beverley Dew Brie & Will Dixon Stacey Donohue Kevin Donovan Sean Dougherty John Eyster

Jeff Fitch Ro Gammon Regina George Mary & David Gilligan Wendell Gore Mary Marshall & Jeffrey Graeber Daniel Harlan Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman Candy & JR Hipple Stuart Holt Shannon & Tyler Hutchens Dan Hutcheson Ron & Dorothy Jaeckle Darius A. Johnson Molly Johnson Gordon Kelly Rachel Kelly Angela Kelly-Wiecek & Paul Wiecek Mary Catherine & Robbie Kemp Dick Kemper Kimberly & Michael Kerr Tony Kingry Douglas Kipps Anne Looney Gabriel Lopez Charles & Sheila Macfarlane Rheda Malatesta Lenora Mariner Michael Matheson Doug Moran Bob Nutwell Pfizer PGA Tour Charities Kevin Quinn Richmond Flying Squirrels Laurie & Penn Rogers Rick Rowland Koren & John Schindler Frank & Karen Senske Molly Sheets Brooks Smith Bradley Smith Shawn Smith Ashlee & Travis Snider Social 52 Anita Speer Melanie Stoudt Thomas Suddeth George Teschner Katharine & Ryan Tibbetts Ethan Tobin Nicole & Jeff Ukrop The Universal Leaf Foundation Anita & Craig Waters John Watson Jim Weinberg Austin Welder Chrissy Wengloski Ken & Liz West Kevin Wightman Austin Wigley Zion Grove Baptist Church

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July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019


PATRICK HENRY HALF Bon Secours Richmond Health System Diamond Springs Hanover County Randolph-Macon College Town of Ashland

VIRGINIA CREDIT UNION MOONLIGHT RIDE Virginia Credit Union Agee’s Bicycles Buddy GRTC Sierra Nevada Brewing Company SMARTBOX West Broad Village

TRAILS & ALES Alewerks Brewing Company Ballast Point Brewing Company Lyft Stone Brewing Suntrust The Market @ 25th Trapezium Brewing Co.


ANTHEM RICHMOND MARATHON Anthem BlueCross BlueShield Markel Corporation VCU Health Whole Foods Market AT&T Capital One CoStar COLAB Diamonds Direct Diamond Springs Fleet Feet Lyft New Balance NBC12 Papa John's Pizza Pearson Mazda

POWERADE Richmond Road Runners Club Richmond Times-Dispatch Sierra Nevada Brewing Company SMARTBOX UPS

CARMAX TACKY LIGHT RUN CarMax Wegmans American Family Fitness CBS 6 Chesterfield County Lyft Mid-Lothian Mines Park Mix 98.1/iHeartMedia Sierra Nevada Brewing Company SMARTBOX

UKROP'S MONUMENT AVENUE 10K PRESENTED BY KROGER Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods Kroger Virginia 529 College Savings Plan TowneBank SUBWAY Allianz Partners Bon Secours Richmond Health System Brooks Running CarMax Fleet Feet Florastor ImpactMakers Lyft Red Salt Chophouse & Sushi SMARTBOX YMCA VCU Alumni VCU Massey Cancer Center CBS 6 SMARTBOX Summit Media

UNCORKED HALF & 5K New Kent Winery Diamond Springs HCA Virginia Sports Medicine Om On Yoga Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Viniterra

MOVEMENT MAKERS Cigna Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond

DOMINION ENERGY RIVERROCK Dominion Energy Subaru YETI Black Diamond Capital One CoStar Jimmy John’s kaléo KEEN Footwear Lyft Monster Energy Outside Magazine Peak Experiences Salad Works Sierra Nevada Brewing Company SMARTBOX Virginia Lottery Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH/ SPORTS BACKERS SCHOLAR ATHLETE DINNER Richmond Times-Dispatch BB&T BB&T Scott & Stringfellow Dixon Hughes Goodman Dominion Energy HCA Virginia Sports Medicine Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP KPMG TowneBank Ukrop's Homestyle Foods Universal Leaf Foundation Williams Mullen

ANTHEM CORPORATE RUN Anthem BlueCross BlueShield Hirschler Allianz Partners Bizport Capital Ale House CapTech Diamond Springs Fleet Feet Greater Richmond Fit4Kids Lyft New Balance Retail Merchants Association Sierra Nevada Brewing Company W.M. Jordan


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