The VAS mission statement is: To promote awareness and benefits of physical fitness and healthy lifestyles through sports education, training & competition.
VAS directs more than 10 events throughout the year, including the Virginia Commonwealth Games at Liberty University, the largest multi-sport festival held in Virginia each year.
Virginia Commonwealth Games at Liberty University
Going into its 31st year, this annual event is held in July (for most sports.) This multi-sport festival is supported by a grassroots volunteer network, businesses and governments of the Lynchburg Area. The Games have an estimated $2.5 million economic impact on the area. Attracting more than 245,000 athletes, their families plus spectators during the past 28 years, this competition features nearly 60 individual & team sports including basketball, softball, karate, swimming, and more. The Games are open to all ages and skill levels for any resident in Virginia and surrounding states without a State Games.