"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."
The NASC Sports Legacy Fund awards an annual grant to an organization in need in the host city of the NASC Sports Event Symposium.
The Sports Legacy Fund is a way for members of the sport tourism community to make a personal and lasting impact on sports programs and initiatives that serve the underprivileged throughout the country.
An emphasis is placed on donations to not-for profit organizations that provide individuals, particularly at-risk youth, veterans, or physically or intellectually disabled individuals, opportunities to participate in sport and encourage healthy lifestyles. This contribution is part of the legacy the NASC leaves in each host city.
Since 2009, the NASC Sports Legacy Fund has donated more than $120,000 to beneficiaries in the host cites of the NASC Sports Event Symposium.
Contact Nick Kopka, Member Services Associate, for any questions relating to the NASC Sports Legacy Fund.
HOW TO CONTRIBUTE
1) Add a cash donation when you renew your organization membership or register for the 2018 NASC Sports Event Symposium
2) Donate a silent auction or raffle item
3) Sponsor a silent auction/raffle table ($100 per table)
4) Bid on a silent auction item
5) Purchase raffle tickets (20 for $5), cash only
**There will be an ATM available at the Convention Center
6) Volunteer for NASC Sports Legacy Fund Community Service Project
7) Buy a drink or appetizer at one of the supporting restaurants in Minneapolis from April 23-26, 2018.
2018 Symposium Restaurant Partner
For the 2018 Symposium, NASC has partnered with The Local, a restaurant located at Nicollete Mall. On the evening of Wednesday, April 25, The Local pledges to donate 10% back to InSports Foundation to all symposium attendees that show their conference badge at The Local. We encourage all of our attendees to grab dinner at The Local so that we may raise money for the InSports Foundation!
**Only purchases made by Symposium attendees to be counted towards donation amount.
Live Event Details
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:00 PM EDT Minneapolis Convention Center - Exhibit Hall D Foyer 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403 Add to My Calendar Get Directions
The NASC Sports Legacy Committee organizes a silent auction and raffle to raise money for the Sports Legacy Fund at the NASC Symposium each year. Proceeds from the auction and raffle support the 2018 beneficiary, the InSports Foundation, as well as the establishment of the NASC Sports Legacy Fund endowment.
NASC Symposium attendees may purchase raffle tickets or bid on silent auction items during Sports Marketplace hours. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of Happy Hour in the Sports Marketplace on Wednesday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m. CT.
Raffle prizes (under $500 value) and silent auction items ($500 and over) will be on display in the Sports Marketplace during exhibit hours for the duration of the Symposium. Attendees may browse, bid on auction items and enter for a chance to win raffle items during during these hours.
Auction and raffle winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 5:45 p.m. CT in the NASC Sports Marketplace.
Winners do not need to be present to claim prize. However, we do ask that you make arrangements to pick up your items at Registration and Member Services prior to the offical closing of the 2018 NASC Sports Event Symposium.
The 2018 NASC Sports Legacy Fund Beneficiary is the InSports Foundation
The InSports Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a purpose to help kids participate in sports. InSports accomplishes this objective by providing financial assistance and sporting opportunities for kids to get in the game, enabling them to become active, confident and successful team members in their community.
"By providing free sports clinics throughout the year, all kids, regardless of their financial status receive an opportunity to get in the game. Not only do we introduce kids to new sports, we create a fun atmosphere where they learn the importance of staying active, healthy eating, and setting goals, in result encouraging them to become confident and successful team members of their community."
More Than 50 NASC Members To Help Teach Kids Four Sports With The InSports Foundation!
In addition to providing the 2018 beneficiary, InSports Foundation, with a cash donation, the NASC and more than 50 volunteers will have the opportunity to make an impact on the lives of various children supported by the InSports Foundation.
More than 50 volunteers will help with a Sports Sampler Camp, in which students from Brooklyn Middle School will have an opportunity to learn new skills from University of Minnesota student athletes. Volunteers will teach these children four different sports and learn the importance of eating healthy.
Volunteers will have the option to help with set up/takedown, check in, team lead, water station, or goal setting session
Breakfast, transportation, and a volunteer souvenir will be provided. There is no fee to participate, only a commitment of your time and energy. We will provide more details in the coming weeks!
This volunteer activity is currently at capacity. To be added to the waitlist, email Nick@SportsCommissions.org.
University of Minnesota Recreation and Wellness Center
123 SE Harvard St, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Schedule - Monday, April 23, 2018
Schedule - Monday, April 23, 2018
7:00 AM - 7:45 AM: Breakfast at Minneapolis Convention Center
8:00 AM: Busses depart for University of Minnesota
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM: Check in and set up at University of Minnesota
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM: InSports Day with Brooklyn Middle School
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Teardown and check out
11:30 AM: Busses return to Minneapolis Convention Center