Hokie Club hits record numbers

There has been a lot of talk recently about how Hokie Nation doesn't donate enough to the Hokie Club, but it does appear that the Drive for 25 is pushing things in the right direction!

Official story

Overall giving to the Hokie Club approached $33 million based on the most recent benefit giving cycle that concluded March 31. The Hokie Club had never previously exceeded $30 million in total giving until this year. Of that record $33 million total, approximately $16.2 million was designated to the Hokie Scholarship Fund to be utilized specifically for scholarships for deserving student-athletes, a dramatic 65 percent increase in giving from last's year's $9.8 million total.

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In Whit We Trust

Remember when Whit was hired and people were all excited about his ability to fundraise and then were worried it wasn't happening last year?

Is there anything that Whit cannot do?

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

So... what you're telling me is that if people are forced to pay, they're going to pay?

In other news, water is wet.

Which can also be stated as "when things that people want stop being free or cheap, people still pay for them."

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

Where is Fireman with his weekly message to join The Key Players club? Amazing how many people joined up once a few articles became exclusive content.

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

I believe he is at Disney this week. Nice of you to have his back.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

NO WAY am I going to try to keep track of RichRod mentions

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

Am I doing this right?

Credit VTJ12 for digging this gem up.

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They could easily get 12000 more people to donate $100 each so I would expect another $12 mil before the year is out

Edit: yes math is hard apparently

That's only $1.2 million.

Math is hard

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

Let's Go

HOKIES

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

Goes to school, learns calculus, differential equations, Laplace transforms. Can't multiply.

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Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Imagine what it would be like if people did not feel like there was a gun to their heads if they want season tickets?

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

Probably lower.

i would still give, but admit I would probably give less. I would give the other funds to the engineering department.

probably lower.

FIFY

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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The Hokie Club numbers are up significantly over the years when every game was a sellout. And I'd venture to guess that this year every game won't be sold out. It's the focus on fundraising and heightening awareness that is leading to the increased numbers not a mad dash for tickets.

I think it's both.

There is a lot of renewed enthusiasm over this program, and a lot of people betting on the current coaching staff. There's also more emphasis on fundraising. They changed up the ticket-buying structure in a positive way, and are rewarding the current sponsors of VT athletics.

I don't know if they'll sell out, but I'll bet they sell more tickets this year than last year, in both football and basketball.

Stadium expansion was the first blow to my participation/season ticket buying. I went along, until my modest seats on the pressbox side became crappy seats on the other side and the percentage of my income going for seats became untenable, or more accurately, harder to defend in the family budget. I never bemoaned the fact, though, because it was a sign that the culture of winning was becoming ingrained in both the product and the fans. I did, however, use the savings to get a big screen TV and reconnect with my wife on game day. I never had any trouble getting a ticket for any game I wanted to attend, just didn't always know where I'd be sitting. Thing is, I knew a bunch of people who'd been attending games for years, and could have afforded to pay more for them but didn't because of "employee" status, then decided not to join the club when their hand was forced. I never felt sorry for them, or for myself. If it'll help the Hokies, I'm all for it, and if I couldn't afford it, that was on me. Go Whit.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

What does this even mean?

I often ask myself that after half my posts...

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

Do a lot of people LEAVE the hokie club? otherwise I feel like every new member is a record setting number....

Yes. A lot of people left in years following financial crisis. People became less enthusiastic in Beamer's final years and some left. People move, and many people leave Hokie Club when they aren't buying season tickets any longer. Also, people get old and die.

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"It's time to go play Virginia Tech Football longer and harder than anybody else in America!!" -- Justin Fuente
"I put a brick in Sacksburg today." -- Cam Phillips

You have to continue giving every year to remain a member

I had to drop during unemployment not too long ago because I had to, and never got around to joining back.

Interestingly, I tried signing up right after the Drive for 25 was announced, but the Hokie Club systems are actively preventing me from doing so. I go to register as a new member, and it returns that my email is already in their system and I can't sign up with it. Ok, fine, I try to go and reset my password to reactivate the account, and then the system tells me that the email account I'm using is not a valid account. Been trying to figure all that out, but it is what it is. Not that I don't participate in HC events, so my money is still going there, but still... annoying as hell to be locked out like this.

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

I was having an issue similar to that and was able to speak to a HC rep over the phone after I DM'd them. They were extremely helpful.

@vtscottyb

This. Had the same issue, phone call to the club got it fixed. they said it was pretty common.

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

Call them up, I'd be willing to bet they'll fix it quick and be very happy to take your money. Doesn't anyone talk to anyone anymore?

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Of course not. That's why we have a message board like this to "talk" about stuff.

"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

Of course not. That's why we have a message board like this to "talk" complain about stuff.

FTFY

Talk? Like to actual people? On... on a phone?

But that's.... that's why they invented the internet...

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

We work very hard not to talk to actual people.

What a world, what a world.....

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

There's this new app out that's called VTV... Voice to Voice. You actually get assigned a number to you/your phone, as does everyone else, and you can punch anyone's number into your phone and hit "call" and it will connect to whoever that person is, no matter where they are in the country and possibly in the world. It's incredible, I cannot believe people avoid using it!

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

Access to something like that makes it easier to just send text messages or photos, and spend the rest of the day surfing the net.

THEIR TECHNOLOGY SUCKS. Yes I am yelling

Had to also speak to a rep to change monthly draft.

Dawned on me, 'So and I have to call a rep to fix this simple issue and you want to add 25,000? Good luck with that"

'Its easy to grin, when your ship comes in, and you've got the stock market beat,
but the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile, when his shorts are too tight in the seat'

I know it's been covered before, but the software issue is not specific to the athletic department. It stems from a university-wide connection to Banner which, while it was great and served our purposes well back however many years ago it was implemented, is a gigantic pain for just about everyone now. Believe me, Hokie Club employees hate it every bit as much as you do that the software is such a hangup.

Man, I wish we all went to a technology based university that prides itself on innovation so much so that it can shape the very future.... if we did, then simple technology issues like this would be so easy to understand and fix.

The University is literally terrified that if they switch from Banner everything will stop working. Banner is so much god damned fun when dealing with grants, let me tell you.

Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate, and hetzers gonna hetz

They're right. There would definitely be some hiccups, and expense.

The question is more whether there would be significant gain by doing it, and if it would be worth it.

No, they're not. There are people that really think the University would grind to a halt if a change was even attempted. People not getting paid, lost access to research funds, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!

Of course there would be hiccups, probably some big ones, and it would definitely be expensive but hello, "Invent the Future" and everything. Everyone I know and work with on a day to day basis hates Banner. I can't speak for the rest of the University, of course, but I'm pretty sure we'd all be more than willing to deal with whatever hiccups come up if that meant Banner was going to die in the fiery pits of hell.

At this point, using Banner is akin to driving a Model-T on the modern interstate. Does it work? Yeah, sure. Does it piss everyone off, including yourself? Yep. At that point it might just be time to try something new.

Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate, and hetzers gonna hetz

Of course there would be hiccups, probably some big ones, and it would definitely be expensive but hello, "Invent the Future" and everything.

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That's all I was saying.

Everyone I know and work with on a day to day basis hates Bruce Banner. I can't speak for the rest of the University, of course, but I'm pretty sure we'd all be more than willing to deal with whatever hiccups come up if that meant Bruce Banner was going to die in the fiery pits of hell.


At this point, using Bruce Banner is akin to driving a Model-T on the modern interstate. Does it work? Yeah, sure. Does it piss everyone off, including yourself? Yep. At that point it might just be time to try something new.

Let's Go

HOKIES

I haven't dealt with a large technology issue in a large county/city/state agency that changed over well. From 911 not working to police and fire radios not working, to calls being dispatched to the wrong part of the county. These massive switches don't work well when they get bid out.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Replacing first responder systems is extremely difficult though, and given their critical nature a very, very delicate process that could cause serious harm.

Updating a university's administration systems not so much. If they are paralyzed with fear to update then they are still doomed to fail.

I'm friends with some engineers who design emergency radio systems in town. Given the constraints they place on themselves to make sure what they produce works 100% of the time, they have a very different idea of "technological progress" than most people. Their competitors will shave 30% of cost at the expense of 10% increase of downtime/less coverage, with predictable results (see fireman's comments above).

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Don't forget the University has large first responder consideration when doing anything. VT PD, VT rescue, VT emergency Management just to name three. Plus all the research going on that can't be stopped even for a week etc. it's a major and expensive change one that I don't know if BOV can do without state help/approval.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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for sure, and I am definitely not trying to downplay the difficulties and considerations for first responder systems. I do, however, refuse to believe that the administrative systems for the university inclusive of anything non-first responder, such as Hokie Club could not be updated with minimal difficulty.

I also see no reason why administrative and critical systems should be linked at all. that is a HUGE security risk as first responder systems should operate with higher level of encryption technology and separate operative systems with much better redundancy.

Don't forget that a lot of emergency response is administrative in nature. We don't all get to get in car chases, run into fires anymore.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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well, unless the university has changed the way it's protocol's intersect I can tell you with some authority that nothing the Hokie Club, any of the departments, student life or Athletics has anything administrative to do with emergency response. If you are in need of emergency response those are separate codes, numbers and procedures and running first responder protocols on a system that is somehow linked, or co-operated with non-emergency systems is, as I said, a massive security issue. What happens if some student hacks in and shuts down the engineering department? now all emergency systems are down too.

What if a fire creates breaks out in a server room that cuts the system? now the fire department can't respond.

There are too many risks associated with that, if that is indeed how it operates now.

Separate the systems and update the university to function in today's administrative world, not 30 years ago. It really shouldn't be a question of how or why, but when.

However payroll and other numerous admin tasks have to run on the same systems as the rest of the college. I think the larger question is what have other similarly large public universities done? Does it take approval from state government for a contract job that large?

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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is that a serious worry? payroll? VT has checks in case payroll goes down. i know because i was paid by check multiple times due to several undisclosed issues. Again, I cannot imagine anything administrative that is going to hold back a change.

If they wanted to change it they would need to budget it, have it approved, go through tender process and select the correct vendor appropriate to budget and need. that may take 2 budgetary cycles so it's not like this would be an immediate change. But every year it's put off makes VT more obsolete.

Can't you just create a new email account specifically for HC and just auto-forward all those emails to the one you use? Just a suggestion if nothing else is working

Always choose joy.

Yeah, we paid more and are ranked 1500 spots lower. The new points system sucks.

Clearly, big donors gave, but, the # of donors is still 1000 below the levels of 2011 when we had 11,000+ members. So, they just sucked more out of the same donor pool. When we get to 25,000+, then I'll be impressed.

13,313 as of today. Well above 11,000 but still pushing for 25K

pushing driving for 25K

FTFY

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yeah this!!!!! ^^^^^

really kinda aggravated with it the new point system sucks! last year I was 3500 out of 10500 and now im 6900 out of 10500 and they are totally reseating everyone in the stadium based on the new priority system so not only do I NOT get to keep my current seats we dropped and will have much worse seats than we had. (was in section 6 row FFF) what incentive does this give for me to continue to donate!?! I donate as much as I am financially able to. but id be better served saving that money and just putting it towards tickets on stubhub at this point, im all for doing my part and trying to put money into our program but just because you push to get more people in and you have a huge spike in members doesn't mean you should bump the people that have been giving for an extended period of time. somewhere in there time served should could towards your points.

#Bapn ain't EZ

Wanna win put boobie in! Let boobie spin coach!

I know, the gall of the program to start acting like everyone else in cutting back on the rewards for donors who rest on their laurels.

I mean, I get it, it sucks that some were pushed back in priority, but the program is overhauling the system in an attempt to increase funding and increase additional funding, and one of the ways they're doing this is by resetting the priority more frequently to reward those who up their game. Its a smart business decision that will help us in the long term.

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

We do get priority points for membership years, total amount given and consecutive years of being a season ticket holder.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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I understand the frustration. The reseating for 2017 has been forthcoming since the Scholarship Fund was announced. It should be of no shock. I believe there will be a reseating every 3 years under this system as well. The new points system rewards loyalty over time. You will likely gain spots back as the years go by.

I guess I didn't really pay attention., until I noticed my seats were getting worse haha. which is all that mattered to me. if I could give more I would trust me. dang can I get some points for miles travelled to games or something haha. dropping $200.00 bucks every other weekend in gas another 200+ in hotel and then other expenses maybe I should get a smart car and sleep in it lol then I could defiantly up my contributions. its all about priorities man. all about priorities. sorry I was in my feelings this am morning b*tch fest over haha I hadn't had my coffee yet. I know once Saturdays come I could be sitting on roof of lane stadium and id be happy.

#Bapn ain't EZ

Wanna win put boobie in! Let boobie spin coach!

how does one "defiantly up" one's contributions? Maybe do this after giving your credit card information

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Donate, and then destroy the evidence.

Smack Whit upside the head with a sack of money?

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

Pay in quarters.

Pennies.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

It's all good. My seats will be drastically worse this year because of the per seat donation. I'm not all that enthused about paying twice what my season tickets cost to see Delware and ODU. So, I will be sitting in the East Stands near the top now. There are no bad seats in Lane. We'll still enjoy being there. I'm still not sure how they expect to sell seats at the per seat donation when they weren't selling for face value before. Whit does a great job, but I'm not sucked into the whole "let's throw money at it" camp.

I also dropped in the ratings, but I looked at the way they're doing it, and it's pretty rock solid.

The system they had before could be gamed by someone just joining, as it really rewarded the current giving level. That's now shifted towards overall giving, so it's harder to game just for a year or two. As always, it rewards long-term season ticket holders and members, as is appropriate since they've supported the program over the long term. It also encourages people to join at the lower levels, as they can build their points for the long term. As they'll shuffle the seating every three years, donors won't get complacent.

As for numbers of donors, the program has unfortunately lost some since 2011. Whit is successfully working to get the numbers back up. I think that between revamping the program and the success of both the basketball and football programs, his efforts are going to be rewarded. I love the new sports administration at VT, top to bottom. I can't imagine a better transition than the one we just had.

The bottom line is that it's working in terms of generating more donors and funding for the program, which is our ultimate goal, right?

There are points awarded for consecutive years of membership.

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

how do you check your points and standings?

Recruit Prosim

Log in to your account. The information is there.

I had to log into the hokie club to find out I am 4467 of 10416. Looking at the point reward system, they are rewarding longevity in giving a lot as well as fairly hefty support for buying season tickets. I might end up buying season women's basketball tickets just for the three points in the future.

Hokie Club Donors will receive priority points for the following activities:

2 Points for every $100 cumulative giving to Virginia Tech Athletics
5 Points per consecutive year of giving to the Hokie Scholarship Fund
3 Points per consecutive year of purchasing season tickets (football, men's basketball and women's basketball)
1 Point per purchased season ticket (football, men's basketball and women's basketball) with a maximum of 16 points accumulated per sport, per year
1 Point per neutral site or postseason event with ticket(s) purchased (football, men's basketball and women's basketball)
5 Points per year of membership in the Student Hokie Club

I just joined the Hokie club and am listed as 0 out of 10416, even though I have pledged the $100. My guess is I need to wait until that amount is actually donated. Is there a way to see what rank one needs to be to get football tickets? Where/how do I buy season tickets for any of the sports?

Recruit Prosim

To be honest, I don't think Tech sold out their allotment for season tickets so you are probably eligible for season tickets right away.

You can buy tickets through hokiesports.com There is a ticket section at the top of the screen.

You're correct - you'll get your rank once your donation has been made.

Since you did not donate before 3/31/17, you will be considered public season tickets for the 2017 football season, if you choose to buy season tickets. (Sidenote - if you complete your donation before 6/30/17, you'll be ranked for 2016-17 Men's & Women's Basketball Season Tickets.) As others mentioned, there were not enough Hokie Club football season ticket sales to sellout Lane, so season tickets will go to public sale starting June 21. You can enter your info here if you want to make sure you get a reminder.

Season and single game tickets for football and basketball can be purchased on HokieTickets. Admission for other sports is free or charged at the gate.

Welcome to the Hokie Club.

Cool, thank you for the help.

Recruit Prosim

The formula was actually changed to increase the reward for people who have been in the Hokie Club the longest. I'm a Platinum Hokie and my ranking dropped 2000 spots from last year to this year. There are a lot of people who have been donating at lower levels much longer than me. Last year, I was ahead of them; now, their longevity is rewarded and they are ahead of me.

If you were already a Golden Hokie, it's doubtful many new members donated enough to immediately jump you. The people who passed you are probably the longtime Silver and Bronze Hokies.

I was just about to raise my annual contribution when I received my membership update letter and noticed a big fat zero in the away games tickets column rather than a 36 (equivalent to a more than $3,000 donation in the current points system) for all Battle at Bristol tickets I convinced my friends to buy through the Hokie Club rather than try secondary market. When I called to give them the confirmation number from my email to clear the issue up, I was told that no points were being awarded for the BaB because of an issue with the new software for the new points system. I offered to send them the confirmation email, but was told nobody would be getting points for BaB because they had now way to determine everyone who bought tickets so it wouldn't be right to award some people points and not others, which has some validity. What has zero validity is why there was no backup or paper copy of the BaB/current point standings before implementing the update! It goes to show that while they are attempting to drive for 25 they continue to stall on with basic management. Blunders like these make me hesitate to donate more.

I live in Ohio and don't get many chances to actually apply my HC points for away ticket priority and even when they play within a 6 hr drive (like ND) I find better seats for less on the secondary market. I would rather support my school in all of these ways, but would like to know they will live up to their end of the bargain so that when I need to take a little back in the form of good seats at an away game, I know I will be able to.

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Thanks for that writeup, as I wondered why I didn't get any points for that.

We did get points for that in previous years.

Actually that's not correct what they told you. The new system won't take any Bristol or bowl or away games for points UNTIL this year. Everyone has a 0 for that aspect. This was mentioned in the town hall meetings and I am somewhat concerned that HC or ticket office reps are throwing shade as a software snafu.

The end result regarding the Battle at Bristol is the same.

Though we did get points for the Battle at Bristol for the past two years.

Does that mean bristol tickets will count as points going forward?

I think they're saying what's past is past.

No, they will not. They counted last year under the old system. Now, with everyone under the new system, it is basically ground zero. No one has points for neutral site, postseason/bowl games. I believe the WVU tickets will count, however.

The first game that counted for neutral site points was the 2016 ACC Championship game. This was not explicit in the initial materials distributed in when they announced the Hokie Scholarship Fund, but it was discussed at the Town Halls in April 2016 (or at the very least, I can vouch it was discussed at the Arlington Town Hall, which all of ~12 people were at ... I couldn't believe the turnout, but that's a different topic.) and I saw it in the more recent materials.

So, you could have a few points for neutral games at this juncture- 1 for ACCCG, 1 for Belk Bowl, and I'm guessing up to another 4 points from Men's ACC Tourney, Women's ACC tourney, NCAA tourney, and WNIT. Don't quote me on the basketball points though. The only thing I bought tickets for thru the VTTO was the Belk Bowl, and I have 1 point on my ranking sheet.

The WVU FedExField game should also net you 1 point if you order thru VTTO.

I'll also stress that points for neutral site games are 1 point per order, not per ticket.

Thanks for the information and clarification. I could not attend ACCCG (thanks Charlotte) nor the Belk Bowl (thanks work). Would like others to confirm what games, across sports, have counted towards the new priority calculation.

Yeah, I don't personally know anyone who bought tickets for basketball postseason this year. I can confirm in the old Hokie Club format, I received postseason ticket points for buying 2016 ACC Tourney tickets, so I'd imagine the ACC, NIT, and NCAA tourneys (all for M & W) should each count for 1 point for neutral site event if you buy through Tech. Like you, I'd appreciate if anyone bought tickets and could confirm.

I would rather see us win a championship from the top corner than go .500 from the 50 yard line.

I was thinking the same thing, but you said it better than I was going to.

In Whit we Trust.

As someone who watched this year's LOLUVa game from the top row of Section 39, I fully support this message.

Truth be told, there aren't many bad seats in Lane. Even the upper corners of the East stands are pretty good

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

Just to add some fuel to the conversation I thought I would share that TSL just put out this pretty extensive article interviewing Bill Lansden (Senior Associate AD, Development; Executive Director, Hokie Club) about the changes we have been seeing with the HC over the past year or two.

http://virginiatech.sportswar.com/free-content/2017/05/08/hokie-club-don...

Sometimes I like to leave off the /s just to mess with people.

That's a great article.

The changes they're doing make sense, but I can understand how some of the "lifetime" and long term contributors who had a huge allotment of seats may have gotten their feathers ruffled. Still, you have to support the program on an ongoing basis, which is the problem with having those levels to begin with. We needed some changes in order to make progress.

I really think they're doing a great job, and I look forward to seeing what Fuente and Williams are able to do with these teams!

Almost two years ago, Virginia Tech Athletic Director Whit Babcock hired Bill Lansden out the University of Alabama-Birmingham to run the Hokie Club. Before that, he was in the same role at Memphis.

TIL that Memphis has a Hokie Club!

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

Should be a lot easier to run it from Blacksburg.

Would anyone know the reason that my account is showing a "Gift in Kind -Athletic Programs" pledge of a sizable amount? It shows no deadline, no pid amount and no scheduled amount. It just recently showed up in the last month and says it's from 2016.

"Facyson is a baller."
-CFB

Does your employers doing matching gifts?

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Nope. I never donated even close to the amount shown and its random down to the cents.

I just thought to ask here before giving them a call.

"Facyson is a baller."
-CFB

Call them. That's really odd.

Let us know what you figure out.

My wife is an NPR Sustainer so I'm using that to justify joining the Hokie Club. Doesn't matter if I'm not an alum, I bleed Maroon and Orange.