Richmond First District Councilman Andreas Addison will join School Board member Liz Doerr next Thursday, November 9th to hold a joint meeting with residents and other stakeholders to share updates and solicit community feedback. All district residents are encouraged to attend.
The planned agenda for the meeting includes the following:
- City-wide updates
- First District updates
- Richmond Leaf Collection Program update
- Richmond Public Schools updates
- Upcoming Events
It all takes place Thursday, November 9th from 6:00 until 7:30 at the Richmond Public Library’s West End Branch Library located at 5420 Patterson Avenue.
For more information, contact Chelsi Bennett, Liaison for Councilman Addison, at 804.646.5935.
VMHC partnering with VPM to honor the centennial of the 19th Amendment with panel talk, new documentary
On Friday, August 14, the VMHC will host a live panel discussion with the historians featured in the film. They will share their insights on this pivotal movement Virginia’s history, and will also take questions from participants live during this virtual discussion.
The Virginia Museum of History & Culture (VMHC) is partnering with VPM to celebrate the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women’s right to vote this month. “These Things Can Be Done”, a documentary produced by Boedeker Films and with support from the Commonwealth of Virginia Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemoration in partnership with the VMHC, explores the often-overlooked narrative of women’s suffrage in Virginia will premier this Thursday, August 13 on VPM. To learn more about the film and see the trailer, visit SuffrageFilm.com.
On Friday, August 14, the VMHC will host a live panel discussion with the historians featured in the film. They will share their insights on this pivotal movement Virginia’s history, and will also take questions from participants live during this virtual discussion. Speakers on the program will be Barbara Batson from the Library of Virginia, Ajena Rogers from the Maggie Walker National Historic Site, Dr. Karen Sherry from the VMHC, Dr. Sandra Treadway from the Library of Virginia and Christina Vida from the Valentine. To participate online for free, participants can join the livestream at noon on Friday on the VMHC Facebook page or YouTube Channel.
Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k cancels September race plans, will plan four routes participants can run on their own
With this format in place for 2020, Sports Backers aims to create a memorable event experience that resonates throughout the Richmond community.
The 2020 Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k presented by Kroger, which was rescheduled from March to September 26, won’t be held in person due to public health guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sports Backers, the nonprofit event organizers, announced today. The event will instead provide four official 10k courses around the region for registered participants to complete a 10k on their own from Friday, September 25-Sunday, September 27, and a virtual option remains in place for participants to take part on a route of their choosing as well.
The four official 10k courses will be located at Byrd Park in the City of Richmond, Henricus Historical Park in Chesterfield County, and Dorey Park and Deep Run Park, both in Henrico County. The course locations and maps can be found online atwww.sportsbackers.org/events/2020-ukrops-monument-avenue-10k/course-information/. Each course will have a start and finish line, mile markers, and directional signage, and can be accessed from dawn to dusk September 25-September 27. Traffic calming measures will also be put in place, and though the courses won’t be completely closed to vehicle traffic, there will be signage and cones throughout to help slow traffic for walkers, joggers, and runners.
With this format in place for 2020, Sports Backers aims to create a memorable event experience that resonates throughout the Richmond community. “We will be encouraging participants to wear a Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k shirt, put on their 10k number bib, dress up in a costume, support other participants on social media and bring their energy like they have always done in the past,” said Meghan Keogh, race director for the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k presented by Kroger. “While we will be much more spread out in both space and time than in years past, we are confident that we can create a celebration of wellness that has made this race an inspirational force for active living in our region.”
“As it has done with many things in our lives this year, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our original plans for the 2020 Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k, so we’ve worked hard and consulted with public health officials to provide the best experience possible for participants in a safe environment,” said Megan Schultz, Chief Operating Officer for Sports Backers. “It wasn’t possible to hold a large in-person event on Monument Avenue because we would have needed to close the road for more than a week, therefore we believe that setting up four courses over three days around the region is an innovative solution to provide people an opportunity to take part this year. We certainly look forward to getting back out on Monument Avenue with our participants, volunteers, sponsors, and spectators for the 10k in the future.”
Participants, whether taking part on an official 10k course or virtually in their own neighborhood, can use the RaceJoy app to receive an official finish time and be included on the event leaderboard through the app. And, the result will count towards the event’s Six Point Two Crew loyalty program status.
Previously registered participants don’t have to alter their registration at all to participate in one of the official 10k courses and will no longer be required to switch to the virtual event to participate on their own. Those who are unable to take part from September 25-September 27 can defer their entry to the 2021 event or opt to receive a credit to put towards registration for another Sports Backers event.
Participants will have the option to have their packets mailed for free by opting in to the packet mailing, or they can pick up their packet in person at the outdoor Expo in the Diamond parking lot on September 24 and September 25. The expo will feature contactless packet pick up and masks are required.
Though the event will look different in 2020, Sports Backers aims to show their appreciation to participants for their continued support during this difficult time by providing the best experience possible and offering added incentives to those who take part. Everyone who participates in any way in September will receive the following:
- 20% off coupon to the Sports Backers merchandise store
- $10 credit towards the 2021 Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k presented by Kroger
“While we know Richmonders will miss one of their favorite RVA traditions, we applaud the creative thinking from Sports Backers and we’re inspired by the positivity and determination from the Richmond community,” said Anne Jenkins with Kroger Mid-Atlantic. “We’re cheering everyone on from wherever they choose to run their 10k and we can’t wait to meet everyone at the finish line in 2021.”
“The Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k presented by Kroger is one of our favorite days of the year, as we share in the joy of seeing so many people cross the finish line, achieve a goal, and celebrate together. We want to keep participants engaged and connected with our active community through the 10k, and work together towards our nonprofit mission of inspiring active living,” said Jon Lugbill, Executive Director of Sports Backers. “We look forward to this year’s event on September 25-September 27 and hope that people throughout Richmond continue to keep moving and stay healthy.”
Photos and Game Summary: Kickers Win Home Opener
Kickers get their first win in the 2020 USL 1 season.
The Kickers took an early one-goal lead and had a strong first half. The second half saw Madison press hard. The last few minutes were nail-biting with several scrambles in front of the Richmond goal but in the end, the home team prevailed and kept their one-goal leading shutting out the visitors. Full Recap after the photos.
Official Kickers Summary
The Richmond Kickers (1-1-1) picked up their first victory of the 2020 USL League One season Saturday night at City Stadium, behind a 1-0 win over Forward Madison FC (0-2-1). Emiliano Terzaghi scored his second goal of the season, coupled with Akira Fitzgerald picking up his second straight shutout to lead the team to the three points.
Richmond jumped out in front after nine minutes. Kyle Venter sent the ball out wide on the right wing for Ian Antley. He found Emiliano Terzaghi at the top of the Madison box. The Argentine turned and took a touch for space and launched a shot across the face of goal and into the back of the net for the early lead.
Akira Fitzgerald kept Madison off the board in the 33rd minute. Coming out of the hydration break, Christian Diaz floated the ball over the top for Jamael Cox making a run up the left flank. Fitzgerald came off his line as Cox tried to slide his shot under the keeper, but the veteran stopper got a foot on the ball to parry it away.
Deep into first half stoppage, Cox had a chance to level the score. Diaz tried to square a pass to JC Banks, but the midfielder lost his footing and the ball rolled into space. Cox got the ball first and looked for goal as his shot sailed harmlessly over the net.
Luke Pavone, making his first start of the season, nearly doubled the Richmond lead in the 54th minute. Fitzgerald got the play started clearing the ball up field. Pavone headed the ball down for Ryley Kraft, who quickly got it to the feet of Terzaghi. He did not waste a second lofting the ball over the top for Pavone getting in behind the backline.
Scott Thomsen made a last ditch save off the line to preserve the shutout for Richmond. JC Banks served in a corner kick. Akira Fitzgerald came off his line to punch the ball away, but it fell for former Kickers midfielder Brandon Eaton. He wasted no time trying to find the equalizer. Thomsen got a foot on the shot to save the clean sheet, marking the second one in a row for Richmond.
The Kickers conclude their two match homestand next Saturday night as FC Tucson comes to City Stadium for a 6:30 p.m. kickoff. Tickets are on sale now at RichmondKickers.com/Tickets.
|TEAM||FIRST HALF||SECOND HALF||FINAL|
Madison GK Philipp Marceta, Christian Diaz (81’ – Eli Lockaby), Conor Tobin, Josiah Trimmingham (81’ – Eric Leonard), Jiro Barriga Toyama (86’ – Gustavo Fernandes), JC Banks, Allan Rodriguez (62’ – Brandon Eaton), Don Smart, Paulo Jr, Jamael Cox (62’ – Alex Monis), Wojciech Wojcik
Unused Substitutes: Chris Brady, Louis Bennett
|9′||RIC||Emiliano Terzaghi (Ian Antley)|
Assistant Referees: Meghan Mullen, Andrew Charron
Fourth Official: JC Griggs
Weather: Mostly Sunny, 81 ºF