"From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life."
The NASC Sports Legacy Fund awards an annual grant to an organization in need in the host city the NASC Sports Event Symposium.
Originally developed by the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission as an equipment donation program, 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 $90,000 to beneficiaries in the host cites of the NASC Sports Event Symposium.
Contact Elizabeth Young, Director of Membership and Marketing, for any questions relating to the NASC Sports Legacy Fund.
HOW TO CONTRIBUTE
The NASC Sports Legacy Committee organizes a silent auction and raffle at the NASC Sports Event Symposium each year. Proceeds support the local beneficiary as well as the establishment of the NASC Sports Legacy Fund endowment. The committee also organizes a hands-on community service project at the Symposium. There are many ways to contribute:
1) Add a cash donation when you renew your organization membership or register for the 2017 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 ($5 for 20)
6) Volunteer for NASC Sports Legacy Fund Community Service Project
Auction and raffle winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Winners do not need to be present to claim prize.
Live Event Details
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11PM EDT Sacramento Convention Center 1400 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814 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 2017 beneficiary, Sacramento Police Activities League, 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, March 29 at 6:00 p.m. PT.
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. Winners do not need to be present at the Happy Hour and conclusion of the Sports Legacy Fund Raffle and Silent Auction to win. However, we do ask that you make arrangements to pick up your belongings prior to the offical closing of the 2017 NASC Sports Event Symposium.
The 2017 NASC Sports Legacy Fund Beneficiary is The Sacramento Police Activities League
The Sacramento Police Activities League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that strives to make a difference in the lives of at-risk youth in underserved communities. Each of their programs have at least one (1) Sacramento Police Officer who serves as a coach and/or mentor and to help foster positive relationships between law enforcement and the community. Together, employees of the Sacramento Police Department and members of the community volunteer their time to provide valuable opportunities, develop leadership skills and teach meaningful life lessons that prepare participants for a better, more successful future.
SacPAL’s mission is to "instill in our youth positive citizenship principles through quality educational, recreational and civic programs."
NASC Sports Legacy Fund Donates $27,000 to Mary Free Bed Wheelchair & Adaptive Sports
The NASC Sports Legacy Fund raised $27,000 to benefit the Mary Free Bed Wheelchair & Adaptive Sports Program. Wheelchair and adaptive sports programs started at Mary Free Bed more than 40 years ago with a single tennis team. The program has grown tremendously, and now approximately 400 children and 300 adults participate in a variety of organized team sports, clinics and camps every year. The Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports program is designed for anyone age 7 or older who cannot participate in traditional sports in the typical way, whether they were born with their disability or are challenged as a result of an injury, accident or illness.
More than 100 NASC Members Help Clean Up Washington Park in Inaugural NASC Sports Legacy Fund Community Service Project
More than one hundred NASC members volunteered to help clean up
Washington Park, a Milwaukee County park, at the 23rd NASC Symposium in Milwaukee in April.
Volunteers built picnic tables, picked up trash, and spread mulch. The work the volunteers did in a few hours would have taken staffers weeks to do.
“There’s hundreds of volunteer hours with this group, and it really helps us be able to get kind of a jump start because now the grass is starting to grow, and we’re going to need to be out here mowing, prepping the ball diamonds, soccer games, all that sort of thing so it really kind of gives us a head start,” said Guy Smith with Milwaukee County Parks.
The NASC Sports Legacy Committee chose Washington Park as the location for its first ever community service project based on its size, location, and the community it serves.
This whole group that we are here together with is all about giving back throughout our communities in our own parks and our own destinations, so when we come to a city like this we find a way to give back, and this is one of our ways to do that,” said volunteer Mike Anderson.
Due to its tremendous success, the Sports Legacy Committee will continue to coordinate a community service project in conjunction with the Symposium each year. Check back soon for details on the location of the 2017 project in Sacramento, CA.