Cavalier Corner

June 2014

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2014 SPRING SOCIAL TOUR The VAF Spring Social Tour saw record-setting attendance with more than 1,800 VAF members and their guests attending the 10 events on the tour. The tour began April 22 in Lynchburg, Va., and made stops in Cary, N.C., Charlotte, N.C., Lynchburg, Peninsula/Tidewater, Suffolk/ Franklin, Roanoke/New River Valley, Richmond, North Shenandoah, Washington D.C., and the Southwest Virginia/East Tennessee area. Once again, Dave Koehn, "The Voice of the Cavaliers," emceed most tour stops and entertained the crowd with stories, interviews and updates. Head coaches Mike London (football), Tony Bennett (men's basketball), Brian Boland (men's tennis), Mark Guilbeau (women's ten- nis), and Brian O'Connor (baseball) were special guests along the tour. The coaches were joined by student-athletes for many of the stops and attendees were taken behind the scenes as they heard from each of our guests. In Lynchburg, Malcolm Brogdon shared his remarkable story of recovery from foot injury. At the Suffolk/Franklin social, Justin Anderson spoke of his desire to enter the sports broadcasting world af- ter his playing career is over. Members at the Roanoke/New River Valley social heard from women's soccer player Kate Norbo about her recent VAF membership and how important giving back is for her and her teammates. In Richmond, fans listened as Anthony Gill described his decision to transfer from South Carolina and why he chose the 'Hoos. A special thank you goes to the following members who co-hosted events with VAF during the tour: Marvin and Marcia Gilliam — Southwest Virginia/East Tennessee John and Gayle Goodloe — North Shenandoah Greg and Nancy Ledford — Greater Washington Dean & Anne Carter Smith and Wellford & Ann Tabor—Charlotte 'Hoos With Us, the 2014 VAF membership drive, was also highlighted during the social tour. The VAF staff would like to thank the members who provided the names of fans interested in becoming new VAF members and those who brought guests with them who expressed an interest in VAF membership. Each year it is a pleasure for staff from the UVa athletics department and the VAF to have the opportunity to visit members in their hometowns. Thank you to everyone who attended one of the socials. We look forward to seeing you in Charlottesville soon! Stay tuned for Fall Social dates in the following districts: Annapolis, Md. • Culpeper, Madison, Orange, Greene and Fauquier Counties • Fredericksburg • New York • Mid- Shenandoah (Staunton, Waynesboro, etc.) EVENT RECAPS Katie and Kyle Mallas family with Coach Mike London at the Suffolk Social. Coach Tony Bennett with special guests Wil and Dede Davis at the Richmond Social. Tim, Jaclyn and Susan Brandt join men's basketball player Malcolm Brogdon at the Lynchburg Social. i03-7.VAF.indd 11 6/3/14 3:26 PM

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