"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 sports events and 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 $140,000 to beneficiaries in the host cites of the NASC Sports Event Symposium.
Contact Michelle Wessels, Meetings and Events Coordinator, 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 2019 NASC Sports Event Symposium
2) Donate a silent auction item
3) Sponsor a silent auction table ($100 per table)
4) Bid on a silent auction item
Live Event Details
Tue May 7, 2019 8:30 PM EDT Knoxville Convention Center 701 Henley Street Knoxville, TN 37902 Add to My Calendar Get Directions
This year, the NASC will be conducting a Silent Auction ONLY, no raffle!
All Sports Legacy items will be up for bid in the NASC Marketplace all day on Tuesday, May 7. On Tuesday evening, all item descriptions and bid sheets will be transported to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame for continued bidding from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m during the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Experience.
Bidding will conculde at 8:00 p.m. and a member of OrlandoNorth will announce the winners of the top 5 large ticketed items at apoximately 8:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, May 8 all Sports Legacy Fund item descriptions and winner names will be available for review in the NASC Marketplace. Winners can pick up their items on Wednesday or Thursday.
The final check presentation to DreamBikes will take place during the Clorins Luncheon on Thursday, May 9.
The 2019 NASC Sports Legacy Fund Beneficiary is DreamBikes!
DreamBikes is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that strategically places used bicycle stores in low-to-moderate income neighborhoods to provide hands-on, paid job training to teens. Working in conjunction with local youth organizations, DreamBikes employs teens from the area to work in the store; teaching them how to refurbish bicycles, use the POS software, and to deliver great customer service. DreamBikes provides lifelong skills to our teen employees, helping them to shift gears and find a bright future.
"We are honored to be awarded the 2019 NASC Sports Legacy Fund. DreamBikes will use these funds to support our youth employment and training program. These funds will also enable the youth that DreamBikes has mentored to expand their engagement in community outreach. Thank you to NASC for recognizing DreamBike's mission of fostering healthy and happy neighborhoods through empowered youth and getting bikes into our communities."