FOREST, Va. --- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference is proud to continue its association with the V University virtual campus supporting cancer research thru the V Foundation for Cancer Research and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Events supporting the initiative are scheduled for each basketball-sponsoring member institution.
The ODAC announced its first season of participation with V University last year. Each of the conference's teams sponsored games associated with the V Foundation, Play4Kay, or an associated focus for one of its home games. That trend will continue (and has already begun) in 2018-19.
V University is a collaboration between two non-profit leaders in fundraising -- the V Foundation for Cancer Research and Kay Yow Cancer Fund. All funds raised through V University platforms will benefit the V Foundation and Kay Yow Cancer Fund and will support young scientists researching general cancers and all women's cancers.
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The V Foundation, most visibly thru its annual "Jimmy V Week" with key collaborator ESPN, and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund resonate with individuals from all arenas in the continued search for better treatments and cures for cancers of all types. The collaboration thru V University brings together two of the most influential charitable organizations in athletics, furthering the growth of their resources and reaching collegiate campuses and audiences in new engaging avenues.
V University provides a diverse community of students the opportunity to experience inspirational messages from two legendary college basketball coaches: Jim Valvano's words of determination — "Don't Give Up . . . Don't Ever Give Up"®— and Kay Yow's influence on positive-thinking — "When life kicks you, let it kick you forward." The virtual campus provides the support needed to create events of all types and sizes and also includes the latest in peer-to-peer fundraising, via Teamraiser.
Each ODAC member school will sponsor (or has sponsored) a V Foundation or Play4Kay event associated with a game on their campuses this season. Below are the dates of those contests.
For more information, visit the websites of any of the participating schools, or go to the ODAC's home on the Internet at www.odaconline.com. Don't forget to become a fan of the ODAC on Facebook and follow the @odac athletics Twitter and Instagram!
|SCHOOL||V FOUNDATION EVENT||PLAY4KAY EVENT|
|Bridgewater College||12/8/18 vs. Randolph||2/2/19 vs. Roanoke|
|Eastern Mennonite University||1/9/19 vs. Washington and Lee||2/6/19 vs. Bridgewater|
|Emory & Henry College||1/26/19 vs. Washington and Lee||2/13/19 vs. Hollins|
|Ferrum College||11/28/18 vs. Eastern Mennonite||2/6/19 vs. Lynchburg|
|Guilford College||12/5/18 vs. Lynchburg||2/9/19 vs. Bridgewater|
|Hampden-Sydney College||12/5/18 vs. Randolph-Macon||---|
|Hollins University||---||2/2/19 vs. Virginia Wesleyan|
|University of Lynchburg||1/26/19 vs. Randolph-Macon||2/9/19 vs. Eastern Mennonite|
|Randolph College||1/26/19 vs. Shenandoah||1/26/19 vs. Randolph-Macon|
|Randolph-Macon College||11/20/18 vs. Ferrum||2/12/19 vs. Virginia Wesleyan *
2/16/19 vs. Guilford *
|Roanoke College||12/16/18 vs. Methodist||2/13/19 vs. Lynchburg|
|Shenandoah University||12/1/19 vs. Hampden-Sydney||2/13/19 vs. Eastern Mennonite|
|Virginia Wesleyan University||1/26/19 vs. Roanoke||1/26/19 vs. Emory & Henry|
|Washington and Lee University||12/5/18 vs. Bridgewater||2/5/19 vs. Hollins|
|* In support of "ReeseStrong" childhood cancer foundation|