A Richmond Times-Dispatch report a month ago mentioned that for the second year in a row, the XTERRA East Championship might have to bolt Richmond for good. But today, from Richmond BizSense:
A major outdoor sporting event will stay in Richmond thanks to a sponsorship agreement struck with a local sponsor.
Luck Stone Corporation has committed at least $25,000 to sponsor this year’s XTERRA East Championship, a sporting event featuring a mountain bike triathlon race in and alongside the James River. The event will take place June 11-12 and mark its 13th year in Richmond.
Mayor Dwight Jones, Councilman Doug Conner and Luck Stone executive Bob Grauer made the announcement at a press conference at Brown’s Island this morning.
In the report from NBC12:
Councilman Doug Conner stepped in and helped find the new sponsor. He’s also participated in the 10k part of event the last few years.
Conner is a hero to the outdoors in Richmond. He is one of the leaders in the effort to build greenways in Richmond and is very dedicated to his district.