Dominion renews title sponsorship of nation's largest outdoor sports and music
Fifth annual Dominion Riverrock scheduled for May 17-19, 2013
RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 13, 2012
RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Sports Backers and Venture
Richmond announced today that Dominion has renewed a three-year commitment to
continue its title sponsorship of Dominion Riverrock, the nation's largest
outdoor sports and music festival.
"Dominion's partnership is so much more than sponsorship funds," said Jon
Lugbill, Sports Backers' Executive Director. "Each year since its inception,
Dominion employee volunteers have distributed water at both of the event's
running races, the company's meteorology team has provided highly accurate
weather information, and Dominion Green Power has purchased renewable energy
certificates (RECs) to help green the event. Dominion is a solid community
partner in this event in so many ways."
"Thanks, in part, to Dominion Riverrock, Richmond's riverfront is now a
destination for outdoor enthusiasts throughout the country," said Robert M.
Blue, senior vice president-Law, Public Policy and Environment-Dominion.
"Sports Backers and Venture Richmond have built an extremely successful and
popular event that Dominion is proud to headline. Dominion Riverrock attracts
athletes and adventure spectators all while showcasing Richmond's natural
beauty and fun-loving community."
The fifth annual Dominion Riverrock festival is scheduled for May 17-19,
2013. Online registration for Dominion Riverrock events will open December
1. More information about the festival can be found at
Dominion Riverrock, organized by Sports Backers and Venture Richmond is the
East Coast's premier outdoor lifestyle festival, bringing athletes,
spectators, musicians, and even dogs to Brown's Island for a three-day
festival against the backdrop of downtown Richmond's urban riverfront. The
festival features a variety of outdoor sports including trail running,
kayaking, biking, bouldering, slacklining, stand-up paddle boarding, and dog
jumping. The event was designed to promote Richmond's unique riverfront,
downtown trails and whitewater rapids to outdoor enthusiasts. Dominion
Riverrock, has helped create a stronger appreciation for the value of outdoor
recreation throughout the entire Richmond region, and played a key role in
Richmond's recognition by Outside Magazine as America's "best river town."
About Sports Backers
The Sports Backers produce and support nationally recognized quality sporting
events and programs that motivate locals and visitors alike to be more
About Venture Richmond
Venture Richmond engages business and community leaders in partnering with the
city to enhance the vitality of the community, particularly downtown, through
economic development, marketing, promotion, advocacy and events.
Dominion (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, is one of the nation's largest
producers and transporters of energy. It serves retail energy customers in 15
states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's website at
Contact: Jackie Holt, +1-804-285-9495 x247
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