"My son, Matt Davis lost his battle with cancer. To honor him, we have established the Matt Davis Foundation Sportsmanship Award to be given annually to the senior basketball or baseball player who best exemplifies the qualities and standards by which Matt lived. So, if you will indulge me for a moment, I would like to tell you a little bit about my son, allowing me at the same time to set the slate for the criteria necessary to achieve this award."
–Matt Davis Foundation Founder & President Emeritus,
1996 Matt Davis Scholarship Presentation
The Matt Davis Foundation is a Richmond based nonprofit organization created to sustain the Matt Davis Award (an annual scholarship awarded to Douglas Southall Freeman High School senior student-athletes) and to support groups that provide invaluable comfort and aid to cancer patients and their families while also supporting facilities dedicated to cancer research.
“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”
Join us at the Matt Davis Foundation's 20th Anniversary celebration!