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The region-wide event is presented by Colonial Downs® & Rosie’s Gaming Emporium® and honors people working to better the region through sports.

Proceeds from the RVA Sports Awards support the Foundation’s Sports Tourism Grant initiative, which distributes grants to local sports organizations to develop new events and expand the promotion of existing events to attract new visitors to the region.

The event will also fund a scholarship program to support two annual scholarships for students at Virginia State University’s Sports and Hospitality Management Program and in the Center for Sport Leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Richmond Region Tourism and works to advance the impact and benefit of tourism in the region by investing in local education, diversity and education and sports tourism programs.

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Inspirational Henrico High football alum Samar Lemons to receive Community Courage Award

RVA Sports Awards pay tribute to area's best from the past year

Watch replay of RVA Sports Awards from Altria Theater

Taylor Heinicke will replace Ryan Kerrigan as co-host of RVA Sports Awards

Finalists announced for RVA Sports Awards

RVA Sports Awards taking nominations for second event, to be held in February

RVA Sports Awards honor runner D'Amato, paratriathlete Marston as athletes of the year. The heavy hitters of Richmond’s sporting scene were all out on Saturday night, celebrating the area’s best sporting moments and performances from the past year.

Watch replay of Inaugural RVA Sports Awards (wtvr.com) This area-wide awards show hosted by Tiki Barber recognized those athletes and leaders who have made a major impact on their community through sports.

How these Richmond sports figures will be honored this weekend (wtvr.com) If you were to tell someone the history of Richmond area sports, you'd have no choice but to include the names Bobby Ukrop and Michael Robinson.

Bobby Ukrop to receive lifetime achievement honor at upcoming RVA Sports Awards  There was a word of advice that Bobby Ukrop’s father, Joe, always reiterated to him — a nugget Ukrop will always remember. “‘Get in there and make something happen,’”

Michael Robinson to receive inaugural VCU 'Power of Sport' award at Saturday's RVA Sports Awards  Michael Robinson spent years in the spotlight as a football player, from Varina to Penn State and ultimately winning a Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks.

Finalists announced for inaugural RVA Sports Awards. Fan voting has opened for the inaugural RVA Sports Awards, which will be handed out on Feb. 5 in a ceremony at the Greater Richmond Convention Center and televised on CBS 6.

Nominations now open for inaugural RVA Sports Awards. The event is presented by Rosie’s Gaming Emporium and Colonial Downs and honors people working to better the Richmond region through sports.

CBS 6: RVA Sports Awards announced. Hollywood has the Oscars, musicians have the Grammys, and soon Richmond-area athletes and coaches will have the RVA Sports Awards.