The finalists for moment of the year energized RVA sports fans, displayed remarkable athletic skill or demonstrated incredible sportsmanship over the past year.
Richmond Raceway 20th Anniversary 9/11 Tribute. The NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series races at Richmond Raceway included a tribute to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, having pit-crew members and fans wave flags during Laps 9 to 11. Prior to the race, pace laps were be led by first responder vehicles, with race teams standing with and displaying American and 9/11 Memorial and Museum flags on pit road.
The Flying Squirrels return to The Diamond. After a 610 day wait when MLB cancelled the 2020 season, the Richmond Flying Squirrels returned to the field in front of a sellout crowd for the 11th consecutive season.
A pair of PONY League baseball players make history. 11 year old Abrielle Shaw, a member of the Chesterfield Baseball Club All-Stars, faced Aubrey Easley, of the Rockingham All-Stars from North Carolina in what became the second and third girls to ever play in the PONY Baseball World Series, and the first to face one another as pitcher and hitter.
The winner will be announced at the RVA Sports Awards on Saturday, February 5, 2022. Click here to get tickets to the show.