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Richmond HBCU and Minority Chamber Organizations To Receive $175,000 From SI Sportsbook

Richmond HBCU and Minority Chamber Organizations

To Receive $175,000 From SI Sportsbook

Donations Fulfill Commitment Promises to Support Local Minority Businesses and HBCUs

WHAT: Sports Illustrated Sportsbook (SI Sportsbook), the latest company to receive

approval from the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Virginia Lottery to offer

legal online sports betting in the state, will present checks in the following

amounts to the Virginia Hispanic Chamber ($50,000), the Virginia Asian

Chamber of Commerce ($50,000), the Metropolitan Business League

($50,000) and Virginia Union University ($25,000). The donations will total


WHY: As part of its license agreement with the Commonwealth of Virginia, SI

Sportsbook and its parent company 888 Holdings, agreed to give back to

minority businesses and historically black colleges and universities. This will

be the first of many future donations in the state.

WHEN/ Thursday, August 25, 2022

WHERE: - Virginia Union University Donation

10 a.m. – VUU Campus, Perkins Center, 1500 Lombardy St.

- Minority Chamber Donations (three recipients)

1 p.m. – Hippodrome Theatre, 528 N 2nd St.

WHO: Speakers will include:

Howard Mittman, president of SI Sportsbook

Sheila Hill-Christian, a co-managing partner in Virtual Entertainment


Kelly T. Gee, executive director of the Virginia Lottery

Hakim J. Lucas, president of Virginia Union University

Tinh D. Phan, founder and chairman of the Virginia Asian Chamber of


Floyd E. Miller II, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Business


Michel Zajur, CEO and founder of the Virginia Hispanic Chamber


Media Inquiries:

Brian Chandler

Commonwealth Public Relations

Phone: (804) 221-9177


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