About the RVA Sports Awards
Benefitting the RRT Sports Tourism Grant Program
The inaugural 2022 RVA Sports Awards aired live on WTVR CBS 6 and was hosted by Tiki Barber. The awards show recognized those athletes and leaders who have made a major impact on their community through sports.
All proceeds from the RVA Sports Awards show will benefit the Richmond Region Tourism (RRT) Foundation’s Sports Tourism Grant Program Presented by Richmond Association of Realtors. This program awards annual grants to local sports organizations to nurture the development of new events and expand the promotion of existing events – thereby attracting visitors from outside the Richmond region.
The Richmond Region Tourism Foundation’s mission is to advance the impact and benefit of tourism on the Richmond Region by supporting and investing in local education, diversity and inclusion and sports tourism programs.
Also in 2023, the RVA Sports Awards Scholarship Program Presented by The 288 Group will award two scholarships annually to a student in Virginia State University’s Sports and Hospitality Management Program, and in the Center for Sport Leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University.