Sports Legacy

2022 Sports Legacy fund


Sports Legacy Fund


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The Sports ETA Sports Legacy Fund awards an annual grant and sports equipment donation to an organization in need in the host city of the Symposium. We are proud to announce we have donated over $200,000 to programs in need, since the Sports Legacy Fund was established in 2009.

The program was 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 sports events and tourism industry to make a personal and lasting impact on the lives of underprivileged youth sports programs 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 Sports ETA leaves in each host city.

The Sports Legacy Committee will be organizing a 50/50 split-the-pot at the upcoming Sports ETA Symposium to raise money for the Sports Legacy Fund. Proceeds from the spilt -the-pot support the 2022 beneficiary as well as the establishment of the Sports Legacy Fund endowment.

2022 Beneficiary:
THE Cowtown c.a.l.f. program

About the Beneficiary - The Cowtown C.A.L.F. Program
The Cowtown is a Fort Worth nonprofit organization promoting health and fitness in the community. By running The Cowtown, runners are supporting The C.A.L.F.®  (Children's Activities for Life & Fitness) Program, which provides training and education to students regarding health and nutrition. A grant program is offered for children in need of funding their entries into the Kids 5K.  In addition, these children are provided with training tools and quality running shoes to help them achieve their goals. The C.A.L.F. Program helps tens of thousands of North Texas area children lace up and cross countless finish lines including The Cowtown in February each year. The Cowtown has distributed over 47,000 pairs of running shoes and financial grants to children in need over the past thirteen years and expects to hit over 50,000 shoes by the end of May 2022.

Where the funds raised will go:

  • Fitted running shoes for children
  • Pedometer and entry fee for a Cowtown event

what your donations go towards

  • $35 - 1 pair of running shoes to a child in need (5 tickets on site in Fort Worth)
  • $50 - 1 pair of running shoes and two pairs of socks to a child in need (10 tickets on site in Fort Worth)
  • $100 - 1 pair of running shoes, two pairs of socks, pedometer and entry fee for a Cowtown event (20 tickets on site in Fort Worth)

Want to make a bigger impact?
Your organization or state group is encouraged to donate, and by doing so, will benefit a local Fort Worth elementary school. The tiered donations below provide each child in the school with a pair of running shoes, two pairs of socks, a pedometer and entry fee for a Cowtown event.

  • $1,250  - Benefits a school of 25 children 
  • $2,500 - Benefits a school of 50 children 
  • $5,000 - Benefits a school of 100 children

ways to donate


We are excited to announce that the first 100 donors onsite in Fort Worth will receive a Asics Bookbag retailed at $50.

Additionally, we will have two (2) winners announced this year on Thursday, May 5. We will be giving a cash prize away (50%) of raised funds via our split -the-pot as well as a donated gift basket by Perfect Game USA valued at $500. The package includes: 

  • YETI Soft Cooler

  • YETI Tumbler

  • Oakley Sunglasses

  • Perfect Game Hat

  • Perfect Game T-Shirt

  • Perfect Game Shorts

Note: Men’s or Women’s sizes will be provided dependent on winner preference.



Contact Matt Prewitt, Committee Chair,