MEMBERS OF THE GAME

As a Women’s Softball alumna, I continue to follow the team and attend as many games as possible.”

MELANIE MITCHELL

Why do you give to the VAF and support Virginia Athletics?
“Since I am only a few years removed from being a student-athlete, I can still easily remember what it was like to balance competing, training and traveling for my sport with the rigorous academic life at UVA. I was—and continue to be—profoundly grateful for my student-athlete experience directly funded by the generous donors to the VAF. Each textbook or even a meal on the road with your team was a small reminder of what the VAF is able to provide for student-athletes. I choose to give back to help carry on and improve on the legacy of UVA athletic excellence.”

What are your favorite Virginia sports memories?
“The last inning comeback win for UVA Baseball in the 2011 Super Regional final against UC Irvine is my favorite Virginia sports memory. The stadium was absolutely electric that day, and the fans never seemed to give up on the Hoos despite being down to the final strike.”

Our Mission:  The Virginia Athletics Foundation, through its fundraising efforts, strives to support a preeminent intercollegiate athletics program at the University of Virginia by providing student-athletes the opportunity to achieve academic and athletic excellence.

PREVIOUS MEMBERS OF THE GAME

2017 Football

Duke
Mike and Carrie McCormick and Family

UConn
Thomas Westfall and Family

Indiana
The Griffin Family

William & Mary
Brian and Maren Albans with children Emily and John

2016-2017 Men’s Basketball

Miami
Hampton Conly and Friends

Duke
Ab and Julie Boxley

Louisville
Richard and Joyce Lee

Virginia Tech
Pat and Bill Potter

Georgia Tech
Bob and Marty Sayler

Wake Forest
Alan and Nancy Steward

Florida State
Dr. Shawn Fannon and son Jack

Robert Morris
The Scott and Susan Beller Family

East Carolina
The Baellow Family

West Virginia
Patty and George Benford

Ohio State
The Holzwarth Family

Grambling State
Norma and Dennis Lee

Yale
The Warren French Family

St. Francis Brooklyn
Steve and Karen Pryplesh

2016 Football

Miami
The David Family

Louisville
J. T. and Valerie Atkins

North Carolina
Courtesy Car Program Dealers

Pitt
Bob and Edie Cabaniss

Central Michigan
The Pegues Family

Richmond
The Nichols Family