Lunch Pail Defense Foundation Scholarship Winners

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Bud Foster’s Lunch Pail Foundation recently presented four scholarships. Pictured are with Foster: (from left) Ryea Young, Ann Jackson, Bud Foster, Bayley Holbrook and Hunter Thomas.

Virginia Tech Associate Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator Bud Foster’s Lunch Pail Defense Foundation, a nonprofit organization, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2017 Lunch Pail Scholarships.

This year the foundation again awarded four individual scholarships, worth $5000 each to very deserving students from the New River and Roanoke Valleys: Ann Jackson, Cave Springs High School and the Roanoke Valley Governor’s School; Bayley Holbrook, Radford High School; Hunter Thomas, Pulaski County High School; and Ryea Young, Christiansburg High School.

Coach Foster presented these students their awards on the field at Lane Stadium immediately preceding the kickoff of the Hokies spring football game on April 22.

On Sunday afterward, the Lunch Pail Defense Foundation honored the students and their families with a dinner at Bull & Bones restaurant in Blacksburg, during which Coach Foster presented their checks personally and recognized many of the achievements that earned them their scholarships. Coach Foster later signed autographs, took pictures and had personal conversations with each student and his or her family.

To date, the LPD Foundation has awarded $87,500 in scholarships to New River Valley and Roanoke Valley students. These scholarships are sent directly to the college or university of each recipient’s choice in order to defray their educational costs.

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–Sally Greenfield