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City & the Sports Backers Partner to Host RVA Streets Alive! Festival

Mayor Dwight C. Jones and the Sports Backers Executive Director, Jon Lugbill joined 6th District Councilwoman Ellen Robertson and Richmond City Health District Director, Dr. Donald Stern today in announcing that the Mayor’s Healthy Richmond Campaign and the Richmond City Health District are partnering with the Sports Backers to host the inaugural RVA Streets Alive!. The festival will be held on Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event is open to the public, and was created to promote and celebrate active and healthy lifestyles throughout communities by opening up roads and streets safely to the public for physical activity.
“We are excited to announce RVA Streets Alive! in the city of Richmond. This event will provide an interactive platform to celebrate the active lifestyle that is vitally important to the health of our city,” says Mayor Jones. “With fitness and movement as its centerpiece, this outdoor health fair is the beginning of a unique Richmond tradition.”
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Virginia Corporate Community Steps Up with Significant Support for 2015 World Cycling Championships

Richmond 2015 halfway to fundraising goal, shifts focus to  innovative national and international corporate partnerships.
Richmond 2015, the organizing committee for the 2015 UCI Road World Championships, announced today that it has reached a major milestone, by raising more than 50 percent of its approximately $21 million goal.  
The organization’s initial Founding Partners have committed more than $11 million. Those partners include the following Virginia-based corporations and organizations: Altria, CarMax, Dominion, Genworth, Hourigan Construction, Kings Dominion, MWV, McGuire Woods, Norfolk Southern, Piascik, The Community Foundation serving Richmond and Central Virginia, VCU Medical Center and Williams Mullen. Furthermore, we have received generous individual contributions from Bill and Alice Goodwin and Jim and Bobbi Ukrop. 
The announcement was made at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, site of the Lakeside Wheel Club, one of the area’s first bicycling clubs, founded in 1894. All fou…