September 2, 2009 — The U.Va. Bookstore and the Central Virginia Boys and Girls Club are partnering to put smiles on the faces – and orange T-shirts on the backs – of local youth.
U.Va. fans may purchase a Football Fan T-shirt, either online or in-store, that will be donated to a child at the Central Virginia Boys and Girls Club. T-shirts are $9.99.
"The Boys and Girls Club is a fantastic organization," Jon Kates, executive director of the U.Va. Bookstore, said. "It will be great knowing that the kids are wearing our football fan shirts while they root on the Hoos. We want to reach out to as many of them as possible and are confident that the U.Va. and Charlottesville communities will help us make this happen."
"We all know that positive role models can influence young people to set goals and achieve them," said James Pierce of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia. "Here at the Boys & Girls Clubs, we provide our kids with a safe place to go after school, where they can boost their self-confidence, develop a sense of security and reach their full potential. The U.Va. fans have been great partners in demonstrating to our kids that people care about them and want them to have fun and be great."
The U.Va. Bookstore has two locations: the main store atop the Central Grounds Parking Garage, and TJ's Locker, across from Scott Stadium in the Aquatics and Fitness Center.