The challenge for the baseball team this academic year is to find 19 ways to make a difference. The "19 Ways" program is the product of Hughes’ inspiration, who wears No. 19 for the Hokies.

"To whom much is given, much is expected," said Virginia Tech head baseball coach Pete Hughes. "We are expected to take part on 19 different occasions to have a positive effect on someone or some organization during this school year."

The number 19 was the favorite number of Coach Hughes’ mother, the late Alice Hughes. "My mother spent a lifetime helping everyone, everyday and specifically the elderly and the ill," added Hughes. "She was the ultimate helper."

Coach Hughes is encouraging members of the community to send suggestions on how the Hokie baseball team can help individuals or organizations. Suggestions may be sent via email to

Herma's Readers Book Collection
September 11, 2010
Virginia Tech Football vs. James Madison
Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Bracelet Sales
September 18, 2010
Virginia Tech Football vs. East Carolina :: View Photo - View Photo
Shave for the Brave - in conjunction with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
September 20, 2010 :: Photo Gallery :: Video
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Special Olympics - A Taste of Inspiration
September 29, 2010 :: Hokie baseball players assisted in the set up, break down and the event itself. Taste of Inspiration is a terrific annual event for an even better cause. View Photo
Blacksburg CROP Hunger Walk 2010
October 17, 2010 :: View Photo
Largest Pillow Fight for Maddie - Raising Awareness for Childhood Cancer
October 29, 2010 :: View Photo
Kipps Elementary School Fall Festival
October 26, 2010 :: Hokieball took part in the Kipps Elementary School Fall Festival
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Kipps Elementary School Family Reading Night and Book Fair
December 2, 2010 :: View Photo
Bowling for Special Olympics
February 24, 2011
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Montgomery Country Christmas Store
Hokie baseball players volunteered their time throughout the month of December 2010
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Micah's Backpack
February 24, 2011 :: More Information
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National Reading Month with Christiansburg Elementary
February 12, 2011
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Read Across America with Margaret Beeks Elementary School
Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center
Coach Hughes visits the Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center in Roanoke! Meets with the students and has birthday lunch with adopted Hokieballer Levi Mayo! :: View Photo
Promoting Education through Sport at Kipp's Elementary
March 23, 2011
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Pulaski County Tornado Relief
Ran a collection during weekend series with Florida State, April 15-17th, for Tornado Relief Efforts in Pulaski
"Friends of Jaclyn" Foundation and Honorary Hokie, Levi Mayo
VT Baseball has adopted an inspiring new teammate, Levi Mayo, member of the "Friends of Jaclyn" Foundation.
"Against All Odds Clubhouse of the New River Valley" and Honorary Hokie, Walter Dicesare
Based in Radford, the Against All Odds Clubhouse is a psychosocial rehabilitation program for adults with mental illness. The program serves residents from throughout the New River Valley. :: View Photo
Jim Smith Family Fun Day at English Field
May 21st, 2011 vs. Georgia Tech