Throughout the year, VAF members and fans of Virginia Athletics are invited to participate in special events. These include, but are not limited to, the VAF spring and fall social tours, special milestone celebrations, sport-specific events, facility dedications, postseason events, reunions, golf tournaments and participation in UVA’s Reunions weekends.
The spring and fall social tours are a wonderful opportunity for the Virginia Athletics Foundation to thank all of its constituents for their continued loyalty and generous support. Members and fans enjoy mingling with and hearing from UVA head and assistant coaches, student-athletes and athletics administrators as the VAF brings these events closer to their hometowns.
The Virginia Athletics Foundation honors each of its donors who reach their 40th consecutive year of giving to the Foundation. Donor giving histories have been officially recorded since 1971, with the first donors reaching their 40th consecutive year of giving in 2010.
The All-Sports Reunion brings student-athlete alumni back to the University for a weekend of planned activities such as an all-inclusive tailgate surrounding a football game and sport-specific events. During the football game, ACC and NCAA Championship teams who reach their 10-, 25- and 40-year anniversaries are recognized. The VAF hosts Reunions with planned events every other year but provides football game tickets on the opposite years.
In celebration of their academic achievement, student-athletes receiving their degrees are recognized each year by UVA Athletics Academic Affairs and the Virginia Athletics Foundation at an Honor Cord Presentation and Graduation Social. The Social is typically held the Friday before graduation for graduates and their families, coaches and supporting athletic staff.
Celebration of Champions
The Celebration of Champions is a unique event held every other year to express our appreciation for the generous and loyal support of VAF Endowment and Scholarship Society donors. Student-athlete recipients of the endowed scholarships are invited to enjoy the evening with donors that includes cocktails and dinner, guest speakers, a student-athlete panel discussion, photo booth and a highlight video of student-athletes in action.
The VAF staff assists each team with events important to their programs. These may include fundraisers, golf tournaments, reunions, kickoff events, on-field recognitions, celebratory events, away and home game tailgates or special gatherings.