RICHMOND, VA – Who are the greatest athletes from Richmond? Are Russell Wilson and Justin Verlander on the list? How about Queen Harrison and Moses Malone? That’s the question the RTD Sports Team has put to the test – and they have answers. (We’ll go ahead and tell you that Arthur Ashe made the cut.)

 

Join us for Legendary Athletes on Saturday, May 18, and spend the evening celebrating our community’s greatest athletes at a one-of-a-kind event for families, friends and fans who have supported these athletes through the years.

 

Never before has a group this talented been invited to come together and celebrate athleticism and excellence in a wide variety of sports. The Richmond region has been home to all 46 of our legendary athletes and we are honored to host this unique event.

 

Some of the legends on our list have had professional sports careers after being standout student athletes when they played for high schools such as Collegiate, Goochland, Meadowbrook and many more. Our legendary athletes have played basketball, football, volleyball and other sports. They’ve driven for NASCAR, they’ve climbed mountains and they’ve represented our country in the Olympics.

 

The evening event will be hosted by RTD Sports Editor Michael Phillips and High School Sports Reporter Eric Kolenich. You’ll enjoy socializing with the legendary athletes in attendance; enjoy drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres; and hear from two vibrant speakers well-known to Richmonders.

 

Mike London, William & Mary head football coach

A familiar face to football fans in the region, Mike London is the former head coach at University of Virginia and Howard University. In 2008, he won a National Championship as the head coach at the University of Richmond.

 

Mo Alie-Cox, Indianapolis Colts tight end

Mo Allie-Cox is no stranger to Richmond. He’s known for his years playing for the VCU men’s basketball team when you could hear fans chant, “Mo says no,” when he made a big defensive play. More recently, he’s gained notoriety as a tight end for the Indianapolis Colts where his touchdown catch against the Jacksonville Jaguars was the game-winning score in week 10 of the 2018 regular season.

 

Legendary Athletes takes place on Saturday, May 18, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Omni Richmond Hotel in downtown Richmond. Tickets are $125 and include two drink tickets, heavy hors d’oeuvres and the event program. Visit Richmond.com/LA to purchase tickets.

 

Contact Events Manager Scott Rowan for information about sponsoring this event and including your business in a legendary evening. Rowan can be reached at (804) 649-6186 or srowan@timesdispatch.com.

 

The legendary athletes attended the following local high schools: Armstrong, Atlee, Benedictine, Blessed Sacrament Huguenot, Clover Hill, Collegiate, Colonial Heights, Cosby, Deep Run, Dinwiddie, Douglas Freeman, George Wythe, Glen Allen, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hermitage, Highland Springs, Hopewell, Huguenot, J.R. Tucker, James River, John Marshall, King William, L.C. Bird, Lee-Davis, Maggie Walker, Maggie Walker Governor’s School, Manchester, Matoaca, Meadowbrook, Midlothian, Mills Godwin, Monacan, Patrick Henry, Petersburg, Powhatan, Prince George, Saint Gertrude, St. Catherine’s, St. Christopher’s, Steward School, Thomas Dale, Thomas Jefferson, Trinity Episcopal and Varina.

 

About the Richmond Times-Dispatch

 

The Richmond Times-Dispatch is Central Virginia’s leading source of news, advertising, commentary and community conversations.

 

The RTD is part of the BH Media’s Richmond Group, which also includes The Mechanicsville Local, the Ashland-Hanover Local, The Goochland Gazette, Powhatan Today, Chesterfield RTD, Henrico RTD, Cumberland Today and The King William Local. Online, access the RTD on Richmond.com.

 

The Richmond Times-Dispatch and BH Media Group are owned by Berkshire Hathaway Co.

 

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