BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech Athletics and the Hokie Club are pleased to announce the fundraising drive year came to a successful close on March 1, 2023, and Hokie Club membership exceeded 25,000 for the second consecutive year, once again putting Virginia Tech athletics amongst the ACC programs with the largest donor bases.
The Hokie Scholarship Fund accumulated over $17 million in annual fundraising for the second straight year. Sport-specific fundraising exceeded $2 million for the needs of the university’s 22 varsity sports. The Reach for Excellence campaign progressing well past its halfway mark of $200 million since its inception in 2020.
“Our donors once again displayed their passion in ensuring the best possible future for our student-athletes in Blacksburg,” Director of Athletics Whit Babcock said. “This was another impressive showing for our department, but an even more impressive effort from the greatest fans in collegiate athletics.”
“The idea of reaching 25,000 donors was almost unthinkable in 2016, and we just reached that mark for the second year in a row,” Babcock said. “We have a bright future ahead of us in Blacksburg. Our fans have bought into the idea that we are stronger together than we are apart. We can all drive in the same direction and ‘Reach for Excellence’ together.”
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