Virginia Amateur Sports
VAS is a grassroots, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes health and fitness in our statewide communities, directing more than 13 events throughout the year including The Smith Mountain Lake Triathlon, SPCA Tailchaser 5K, Star City Half Marathon, Heart & Sole American Heart Association 5K, and the Virginia Commonwealth Games at Liberty University.
Mission Statement: To promote awareness and benefits of physical fitness, life skills and healthy lifestyles through sports education, training & competition in our communities.
The Virginia Commonwealth Games at Liberty University
- Known as Virginia’s Olympics, this annual event is the largest multi-sports festival in Virginia
- Approximately 10,000+ athletes participate annually
- The Games have an economic impact of approximately $2.5 million dollars annually
- 73% of the athletes are 18 years and younger
- All ages and abilities can participate
- The Games offer 65+ team and individual sports
- The majority of the sports are held in July
- The Games receive no state funding, the major portion of funding comes from sponsors
- The Games are supported by a grassroots network of over 1,200 volunteers including local organizing committees of all city/county parks and recreation, medical, police, schools, governments, local businesses, sponsors, clubs, organizations, and sports coordinators
- The Games teach teamwork, values, good sportsmanship and a positive attitude towards health and fitness
Credentials - Member of the National Congress of State Games, recognized by the Virginia High School League, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and by the U.S. Olympic Committee
Opportunities to partner with the Commonwealth Games include:
Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal partnership packages are available starting at $2,500.
Promotions in TV, radio, print, social media, website, program guides, billboard, posters, event booths, banners/signage, flyers, passes and more.
65+ Commonwealth Games sports events statewide (April-November)
VIP Reception for Sponsors – July 20 at Liberty University
Athlete Tailgate Party – July 21 at Liberty University (@ 3,000 participants)
Opening Ceremonies – July 21 at Liberty University (@4,000 attendance)
Let us custom-fit the perfect package for your business.
Contact Diane Williams, Virginia Amateur Sports Marketing Director