Hokies Rejoin Forces With United Way
Players on hand for kickoff luncheon
September 1, 2005

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - The Virginia Tech football team has announced that it will again partner with the United Way for the 2005 season after a successful debut last season. The partnership is multi-faceted, with a fundraising effort through the sale of orange "TEAM UNITED" bracelet rubber bands.

Senior football players James Anderson, Jeff King and Darryl Tapp along with junior Cory Price and sophomore Scott King were on hand at the United Way Kickoff Luncheon at the Outback Steakhouse in Christiansburg Thursday afternoon to help promote the cause. The four players, along with keynote speaker Seth Greenberg, Tech's men's basketball coach, appeared to promote the bands and the "TEAM UNITED" effort.

In addition to the bands, Virginia Tech players will lend their time and efforts to volunteering in the community at agencies coordinated by the United Way of Montgomery, Radford and Floyd.

The bands, which will be on sale at all home football games, the Tech Bookstores, as well as the Wal-Mart in Christiansburg, helped raise nearly $33,000 for the United Way last season.