October 24, 2013
The University of Virginia's Homecomings weekend got a boost from the football team on Thursday evening.
UVa Head Football Coach Mike London handed out checks to four student groups that work to raise money for nonprofit organizations.
"This is not just about the sports that go on here at UVa. It's about the students that get involved with the community in the Charlottesville area. It's about all of us supporting one another. We appreciate your support. We're gonna continue to support what you guys do," London told the crowd.
It was part of UVa's Homecomings weekend's third annual Cavalier Cookout. The cookout, which took place at the UVa amphitheatre, rallied spirit for Saturday's football game against Georgia Tech.
Students ate food fried chicken and mac and cheese, snow cones, and participates in activities such as a photo booth.
"It's about us coming out and asking for the support of the students but also knowing that students are doing things on grounds and in the Charlottesville community that are also important to what we do on the team," London told the Newsplex.
London handed out checks to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, Pancakes for Parkinsons, Be the Match, and the Zeta Tau Alpha foundation.