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positive impact on the community in which our events are held. The Sports Legacy Fund, originally developed by the
St. Petersburg/ Clearwater Sports Commission as an equipment donation program, is a way for members of the sports tourism community to make a personal and lasting impact on the lives of underprivileged youth sports programs throughout the country.
Each year the NASC partners with the host city of the NASC Sports Event Symposium to donate the proceeds from the Sports Legacy Fund to a worthy organization in the community. Since its inception, the Fund has made sporting goods contributions and monetary
donations to the youth sports programs in Lexington,KY, Dallas,TX, Omaha, NE, Denver, CO Columbus, OH, Greensboro, NC, Hartford, CT, and Louisville, KY.
Grants may be awarded throughout the year to communities in need as approved by the Sports Legacy Committee.
Contact Elizabeth Chaney, Director of Membership and Marketing, for any questions relating
to the Sports Legacy Fund.
2013 Fundraiser We've already received a number of generous donations for the silent auction and raffle
for the 2013 fundraiser, which will be held at the 21st annual Sports Event Symposium
in Louisville, KY.
Check out the raffle and auction items here.
About the 2013 Beneficiary- Run. Louisville, Run! Run. Louisville, Run! (RLR) is a program that challenges youth to train for and
complete The Triple Crown of Running. Designed for kids ages 12 to 18,
RLR will provide youth the chance to complete increasingly challenging races
building up to a 10 mile race in the spring. The program is made possible through
a partnership with the YMCA and Jefferson County Public Schools. Two volunteer
mentors are paired with each school. Last year, over a 180 kids completed this
amazing challenge. The program emphasizes self-esteem building, academic
performance and improved physical fitness. The schools selected have the highest
rates of students on free and reduced lunch and almost all of them have never
completed more than a mile run/walk. Recruitment also focuses on students
that are not the typical team sports participants. The RLR program provides 25 hours
of interaction with mentors and other peers that are working together to accomplish the
same goal. Running and walking is a lifelong activity and the excitement of
participating in their first race is a great way to inspire youth to be more active.
Ultimately, the goal is maintain a healthy body weight while giving the youth confidence
that comes with accomplishing goals.
Because we offer our event to a wide range of youngsters, many of them are
How the Sports Legacy Fund Helped in Hartford in 2012
from Connecticut’s inner cities and are unable to pay the full entry fee. As a
result, we “scholarship” a good portion of those youngsters. Your generous
contribution will help us provide even more underprivileged athletes with the
opportunity to compete in Connecticut’s largest multi-sport Olympic-style
competition, the Nutmeg State Games. In today’s world that positive, memorable
experience is more important than ever!
Patrick Fisher, Executive Director
Nutmeg State Games
Thanks to our 2013 Table Sponsors & Equipment Donors
How to Contribute The primary source of revenue for the Sports Legacy Fund is an annual fundraiser that is held in conjunction with the NASC Sports Event Symposium.
There are many ways NASC members can contribute to the Sports Legacy Fund:
1) Donate items silent auction/ raffle items
2) Bid on items
3) Purchase raffle tickets - 5 for $20
4) Sponsor a silent auction/raffle table ($100 per table)
5) Make a cash donation
Suggested Equipment Donations
- Baseballs (High School and Little League)
- Basketballs (Men’s and Women’s)
- Corner Flags (Soccer)
- Fast Pitch Softballs
- Field Hockey Balls
- Footballs (High School)
- Golf Balls
- Ice Hockey Pucks
- Lacrosse Balls
- Roller Hockey Pucks
- Soccer Balls (Size 4 & 5)
- Tennis Balls
Suggested Silent Auction
and Raffle Items
- Airline Tickets
- Autographed Items
- Gift Baskets
- Gift Cards
- Golf Resort Packages
- Sports-themed Items/
- State Specialties
- Trips & Hotel Stays
- Items Unique to Your City or Event
Shipping discounts are available through PartnerShip®, the official
shipping partner of NASC. If you need
to ship your donation item to Louisville. Learn more about PartnerShip®.