CSL Daily

March 30, 2011

Register now for the 7th Annual Nicole Megaloudis 5K!


Looking for something to do on a Sunday afternoon? Trying to find a great cause to support? Well look no further! The 7th Annual Nicole Megaloudis 5K is just around the corner. The race will be held on April 10th at Byrd Park and is a fundraiser for the Nicole Megaloudis Foundation.

On February 9th 2004, Nicole (a freshman at Virginia Commonwealth University) was killed in an auto accident, on I-64, in Virginia. Nicole was a member of the VCU women’s soccer team and had just begun her college soccer career. Nicole was a talented soccer player but, more importantly, she was an amazing person (with a caring heart) who touched the lives of many. Nicole never wanted to see someone hurting or to be without; and her dream was to help those less fortunate – especially the innocent children in Haiti & Africa. Gail Rongen, Nicole’s mother, vowed to fulfill her daughter’s dreams and help children that weren’t as fortunate as her own; and with the loving support of family & friends, the Nicole Megaloudis Foundation was born. Nicole believed that anything was possible – you just have to find a way to ‘Make It Happen!’

The Nicole Megaloudis Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, incorporated in 2004. The Foundation was established to assist students who hope to attend and graduate college. Scholarships are awarded based upon leadership qualities and demonstration of financial need. Our mission is to help students realize their dreams and to allow Nicole’s memory to live on.

To register and/or donate please visit the Nicole Megaloudis Foundation website at or email Megan Harvey for information And be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter. We need everyone’s support to help make this event a success and to keep Nicole’s memory alive. So come on out and enjoy a wonderful day in the park.

March 29, 2011

Pizza for a cause!

The Center for Sport Leadership has partnered with 3D baseball to put on a baseball clinic for youth in the city of Richmond on Thursday, April 21. Though still a few weeks away, you can help us now!

During the week of April 1-8, order pizza from ANY Richmond Area Papa John’s Pizza and the 3D BASEBALL clinic will receive $2 for every sale that will go toward this great event! All you have to do is either:

1. Bring your pizza receipt to the Center for Sport Leadership (bring it in person or mail it to Center for Sport Leadership/3D Baseball, 1300 W. Broad St., Box 842003, Richmond, VA 23284).
2. Order your pizza online at and enter 3DBASEBALL as your promo code.

March 28, 2011

Congratulations CSL Alumni and Current Graduate Student Managers on Reaching the Final Four

San Antonio, TX – The Center for Sport Leadership wants to congratulate alumni and VCU men’s assistant basketball coaches Mike Rhoades (’02) and video coordinator Matt Fleming (’10) on reaching the 2011 Men’s Final Four in Houston, TX. In addition, congratulations current VCU men’s basketball graduate student managers JB Tanner (’11), Marley Abram (’11), Ian Gibson (’12), Tim Lawrence (’12), and Donny Lind (’11).

Keep up the great work and good luck on Saturday.

Photo: Express-News, Kin Man Hui