BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 4, 2005 – The University Honors Program at Virginia Tech is continuing its Sugar Bowl print fundraising for the American Red Cross to assist hurricane victims. The fundraising efforts are more critical than ever because the Red Cross announced last week it was having to borrow money to fund the ongoing overwhelming needs in the Gulf region.
At the Miami football game in Blacksburg this Saturday, Nov. 5, students from the University Honors Program will be giving Sugar Bowl 2000 prints to people who donate $100 to the American Red Cross. All the proceeds go directly to the Red Cross.
The students will have the prints available under a tent on Washington Street directly across from Lot 1, the lot closest to Cassell Coliseum . Folks can also get the prints from the University Portable Bookstore on Spring Street near the stadium entrance.
Hokie fan and artist Becky Guynn has signed and numbered each print, which is taken from an original she painted of the French Quarter after the Sugar Bowl 2000. The prints make a nice holiday gift and can also be obtained at The Inn at Hans Meadow Bed and Breakfast, 1040 Roanoke Street, Christiansburg VA 24073, I-81-Exit 118C, (540) 382-2060. Mail orders through the artist can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University Honors Program has set a $100,000 goal in its attempt to help Hokies United reach its goal of $250,000 by December 1. For more details visit the Hokies United website, http://www.hokiesunited.org.vt.edu.