Sports Legacy

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 2003.

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.



2024 beneficiary: she flies

SHE FLIES is an initiative under the Sport Oregon Foundation umbrella working to support, engage, and celebrate girls and women in sport across Oregon. 

  • SHE FLIES fulfills its initiative with direct impact through the Community Grant Program. These funds go directly into the community to keep girls in the game, empower women coaches, and encourage fitness for life. 
  • SHE FLIES understands the importance of storytelling and invests in content series to share about local girls and women making an impact in sport. 
  • SHE FLIES fosters a community network through events and partnerships to empower girls and women.

At its core, SHE FLIES strives to cultivate inclusive environments that serve as safe havens, ensuring that every girl and woman feels empowered to soar into the numerous positive realms that sports participation offers. The initiative creates spaces where the transformative power of sports becomes accessible to all, fostering a sense of confidence, strength, and camaraderie among its participants.

How to contribute

1. Donate an item to the silent auction & raffle

2. Donate funds through your Sports ETA account

3. Purchase raffle tickets and bid on auction items in person at the Sports ETA Symposium


Thanks to our sponsor


Contact Matt Prewitt, Committee Chair,