About the RVA Sports Awards

Benefitting the RRT Sports Tourism Grant Program

RRT Foundation bumpThe second annual RVA Sports Awards show Presented by Rosie’s Gaming Emporium and Colonial Downs was held February 4, 2023 at Altria Theater and was hosted by NFL Quarterback Taylor Heinicke, along with CBS Sports Director, Lane Casadonte, and Kelli Lemon.

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All proceeds from the RVA Sports Awards benefits 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.

288 bumpThe RVA Sports Awards Scholarship Program Presented by The 288 Group also awards 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.


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