Local Flag Wholesaler Supports Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k with Custom Flag Design

RICHMOND, VA (March 29, 2016) –Evergreen Enterprises of Virginia, LLC ("Evergreen") will partner with Sports Backers to support the 2016 Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K as an official sponsor of this year’s event.

The Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K presented by MARTIN’S is one of the largest road races in the U.S. This year’s race, set for April 9, 2016, will be the 17th annual running of the event, as the course highlights the beauty of Richmond through historic Monument Avenue. The event is a great celebration of Richmond’s active community with 30,000 participants and thousands more spectators, including cheer groups and live bands, lining the course.

As part of their sponsorship, Evergreen has worked with Sports Backers to create and produce a unique flag design. These flags will be donated and displayed along the course and throughout the local area. Local retailers will also have flags for sale in their stores prior to race day, and Evergreen will likewise staff a booth at the Anthem Health and Fitness Expo on April 7 and 8, where the custom flags will be sold.

"Evergreen started out by making flags, and even after expanding to multiple product lines, we still have a special place in our hearts for flags," said Frank Qiu, CEO of Evergreen. "Combining the beauty of Monument Avenue with a product that has such deep roots tied to Richmond felt like a perfect way to honor the two." Millie Jones, considered the original pioneer of decorative house flags, lived on Richmond's Monument Avenue from 1978 until her death in 2008.

As a local, privately-owned company with over 300 employees, Evergreen views this sponsorship as part of their ongoing commitment to invest in their community. "Richmond has given so much to us over the years. We want to do our part," says Qiu. "We are both proud and humbled to have the opportunity to create something tangible to support such an important local event that embodies so much of the Richmond spirit."

About Evergreen Enterprises

Established in 1993, Evergreen Enterprises of Virginia, LLC is a Richmond-based manufacturer and wholesale distributor of thousands of products from home decor to garden accents to gift items. Family owned and operated, they are currently the world's largest provider of decorative flags. Evergreen's products are sold through thousands of independent retailers across the U.S. and Canada, including local Richmond stores like Tweed, Sassy Bee, Strange’s Garden Center and The Great Big Greenhouse. As a company they contribute to multiple philanthropic organizations like the American Red Cross, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, and the National Forest Foundation. To learn more about Evergreen, please visit us at myevergreen.com