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Teams Need Fans for Hoops Classic Win

By Molly McGlinchy December 11, 2012

Four Virginia universities taking part in the “Governor’s Holiday Hoops Classic,” a basketball doubleheader to benefit Virginia’s Food Banks, are asking their fans to do their part in making theirs the winning team!
The “Classic” will take place on December 22, 2012, and will pit George Mason up against the University of Richmond at 3pm, and then UVA against Old Dominion University at 5:30pm.
But there’s a challenge off-court, as well: fans are asked to make donations to their local Viriginia food banks in the days leading up to the matches – in the name of their university.
On the day of the double-header, the winning fans – those who raised the most – will be announced at the game.
Speaking about the “Governor’s Holiday Hoops Classic” Governor Bob McDonnell remarked, “Virginia has long been home to some of the nation’s premier collegiate basketball programs. Virginia teams have appeared in Final Fours, won conference championships and are regularly ranked in national Top 25 polls. Unfortunately, given scheduling constraints and conference affiliations, we too rarely get to witness our in-state teams competing against each other. The ‘Classic’ will change that.”
So, whose fans will be named winners: George Mason? University of Richmond? UVA? or Old Dominion University? The fundraising winner will be announced courtside at the Richmond Coliseum on the December 22nd, and supporters can make their donations right now by clicking here.