One week before his team’s trip to Georgia for the Chick-fil-A Bowl, head football coach Mike London announced that he would match a $50,000 University athletics department donation to AccessUVa. The total $100,000 contribution to UVA’s financial aid program, valued at more than $90 million this academic year, represents a portion of the $1 million donated by the athletics department to academic programs.
“The football program is here to foster the University’s educational mission,” says London. “I often talk about the importance of ‘student’ first in ‘student-athlete,’ and AccessUVa does a lot to assist a large number of our undergraduate students. I am proud to be able to assist such an important program.”
London, who was named ACC Coach of the Year this past season, has also pledged $225,000 to support construction of UVA’s new indoor practice facility, projected to cost $13 million.