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March 16, 2010

Hokie Club News

By: Brian Thornburg


Marshall Bailey

Because of you...


“I feel honored to represent Virginia Tech as a student-athlete, and I am very grateful we have such an outstanding organization like the Hokie Club supporting us. Thanks for all you do!”

Marshall Bailey, Junior, Golf

Donor file

Name: Jim and Debbie Petrine

Hokie Club Level: Hokie Benefactor

Currently Resides: Hardy, Va.

What year did you graduate from Virginia Tech?

Jim graduated in 1980; Debbie in ’78

Family:Daughter Rachelle is a Hokie grad (2009).

Son Brad is a sophomore at the Rosen College at UCF – still a Hokie at heart, though.

A Hokie is ...

The Petrine's

Funny story there – let’s just say the people of Boston now know the whole story of what a Hokie is.

The Hokie Nation is real because ...

There is a unique connection among Hokie fans.

What is your best memory of Virginia Tech athletics?

There are so many – the first win at Miami, beating Texas in the Sugar Bowl, beating Duke and Carolina at the Cassell ...

How did you get involved with the Hokie Club?

A friend invited us to attend a meeting in Roanoke.

What caused you to become a fan of Virginia Tech?

We both graduated from Tech and our first date was to a football game.

Do you have any game day superstitions? If so, what are they?

Debbie’s lucky earrings, Jim’s belt, we have to buy the first program we see, the list goes on and on ...

Describe your perfect day at Virginia Tech.

A sunny day tailgating with friends and family and then downtown with the students.

Do you have any tailgating traditions? If so, tell us your best.

We like to serve food associated with the visiting team – Joe’s Stone Crabs form Miami, Runza’s for Nebraska, Boston Butt for BC ...

What motivates you to give back to help Virginia Tech athletics?

Athletics are a big part of our lives. We also believe Tech’s coaches and administrators are “doing it right.”

I'm a Hokie Club member because ...

We have made so many lifelong friends through Hokie Club activities and we also enjoy the interaction with our coaches and administrators.

My favorite Virginia Tech sports are ...

Football and basketball.

My all-time favorite Virginia Tech Football player is ...

Jim – Michael Vick

Debbie – Frank Beamer

My all-time favorite Virginia Tech student athlete from another sport is ...

Dell Curry.

Ways to Give

Matching Gifts

Understanding different ways of Hokie Club giving.

One way to maximize your gift to the Virginia Tech Athletic Fund is by utilizing our matching gift option. Many companies provide a matching gift program to employees as a benefit to encourage employees to make charitable donations. Upon making this donation to a charitable organization, the company will “match” the employee’s original gift, in some instances even doubling or tripling the amount originally pledged by the employee. To determine if you are eligible to make a matching gift, check with your employer.

Common Matching Gift Questions:
1. When should I submit a matching gift form? You should submit your matching gift form from your employer at the same time you make your gift. If you make your contribution by bank draft or with quarterly payments, we will process the matching gift form with the final payment for that calendar year.

2. What if you have already made your gift and just realized that your company will match. Is it too late? Probably not. Policies vary, but for the most part, companies allow anywhere from six months to a year after the gift is made for employees to request matching funds. Go ahead and send the form to us with a note and we will handle it for you.

3. My company does not match, but my spouse’s company does. How does this effect my giving? When you submit your gift, make sure the spouse eligible for matching completes the gift form and signs the check. We will take it from there and see that the matching gift is properly applied.

4. My company has always matched my gifts - why have they changed their policy now? The university will make every effort to comply with both the letter and intention of companies’ matching gift policies. If you have questions regarding your company’s matching gift policies for athletics gifts, please consult with your Human Resources/Matching Gift representative.

25th Annual Hokie Celebration

The Blacksburg Hokie Club and Virginia Tech Athletic Fund would like to thank Custom Catering, Top of the Stairs, Bull & Bones Brewhaus & Grill, Blackstone Grill and West End Market for their major sponsorship of this year’s Hokie Celebration. They would also like to thank the following sponsors for their support of this year’s Hokie Celebration!

A Cleaner World - Blacksburg
A Cleaner World - Roanoke
Alumni Hall
Awful Arthurs
B & B Fasteners
BCR Real Estate
Best Wishes
Blacksburg Country Club
Blacksburg Floor Fashions
Blacksburg Sports Club
Bolling Hearl Ratliff
Brown Insurance
Bud Foster’s Restaurant
Carol Lee Doughnuts
Carper Insurance Associates
Carter Bank & Trust
Champs Sports Bar
Charles Tilson - State Farm
Chateau Morrisette
Chris Turman - State Farm
Classic Floors of Virginia
Clinton’s Transfer & Storage
Coca Cola
Coleman Brittle
College Art
Companion Animal Clinic
Courtyard Marriott
Darrell Harman, DDS
Dr. R. L. Turner, Orthodontist
Draper Aden Associates
Edens Distributing
Eric Johnson - State Farm
Fast Signs
First Bank & Trust
Frank, Spicer & Cox, P.C.
G & H Appliance
Gentoo Technologies
Gold’s Gym
Grand Home Furnishings
Hampton Inn
Harvey’s Chevrolet
Henebry’s Jewelers
Hilton Garden Inn
Hodges, Jones & Mabry
Hokie Hardwood Club
Hollywood’s Restaurant & Bakery
Hooptie Ride Driving Service
Hot-Z Tranport Company
Inside Hokie Sports Magazine
ISP - Virginia Tech Sports Network
Ivan Morozov
J and D Builders
Kelly Shelton - Nationwide
Kent Jewelers
Krispy Kreme
M & M Tire
Main Street Inn
Martin Travel
Michael B. Cooke, CPA, PC
Microtel Hotel
Mike Tuck
Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea
Moe’s Southwest Grill
Moog Components Group
New Tech Fitness
NRV Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, LTD
Olive Garden
Original Frameworks
P. K.’s
Price-Williams Realty
Professional Communications
Red Lobster
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
Reynolds Architects
Richard L. Anthony, DDS
Robinson Farmer Cox Associates
Roundball Club
Salad Creations
Samuels Jewelers
Brandon Semones - State Farm
Servpro of Roanoke, Montgomery &
Pulaski Counties
Showcase Home Builders
South Main Auto Service
Southern Classic Soft Cloth Auto Wash
Substation II
Sun Trust Mortgage - Dennis Duncan Team
Sun Trust Mortgage - Mark Weddle
Tech Bookstore
Texas Roadhouse
Texas Tavern
The Blacksburg Partnership, “Gobble
de Art”
The Inn at Virginia Tech
The Power Zone - All Seasons
The Villages of Maple Ridge
Thompson Masonry
Tim Wilson with All Virginia
Tuck Chiropractic Clinic
University Bookstore
Utz Quality Chips
Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
VRSI/RVA Financial Specialists
Wallace L. Huff, DDS Inc.
Wally Nelson, Charles Lunsford Sons & Associates

2010 Orange and Maroon Tour

Here is a list of events, dates, locations and speakers for regional and local tours in your area.

For more information on the Orange and Maroon Tour visit

1. April 20 – Roanoke Valley
Jim Weaver & Seth Greenberg

2. April 20 – Pulaski/Radford
Frank Beamer & Beth Dunkenberger

3. April 22 – Blacksburg
Jim Weaver & Seth Greenberg

4. April 22 – Staunton/Waynesboro/Harrisonburg
Frank Beamer & Beth Dunkenberger

5. April 27 – Tri Cities
Jim Weaver & Seth Greenberg

6. April 27 – Southwest Virginia
Frank Beamer & Beth Dunkenberger

7. April 27 – Bluefield

Billy Hite & Ryan Odom

8. April 28 – Franklin/Southampton
Jim Weaver & Seth Greenberg

9. April 28 – Southside
Frank Beamer & Beth Dunkenberger

10. April 29 – Clifton Forge
Bryan Stinespring & Ryan Odom

11. April 29 – Amherst/Nelson
Kevin Sherman & Bill Courtney

12. April 30 – Winchester
Kevin Sherman & Ryan Odom

13. May 3 – Peninsula
Curt Newsome & James Johnson

14. May 3 – Appomattox
Billy Hite & Shellie Greenman

15. May 6 – Martinsville
Charley Wiles & James Johnson

16. May 10 – Franklin County
Mike O’Cain & Shellie Greenman

17. May 10 – Tidewater
Curt Newsome

18. May 10 – Danville
Torrian Gray & James Johnson

19. May 11 – Charlottesville
Torrian Gray & Angela Corsby

20. May 13 – Lynchburg
Jim Weaver & Seth Greenberg

21. May 13 – Battlefield
Zac Lowe & Angela Crosby

22. May 18- Western Tidewater
Curt Newsome & Stacy Cantley

23. May 18 – Richmond
Jim Cavanaugh

24. May 20 – Fredericksburg
Bud Foster & Stacy Cantley

25. May 24 – Northern Virginia
Frank Beamer & Beth Dunkenberger

26. May 25 – Fauquier
Jim Weaver & Seth Greenberg

Out of State Events

May 5 – Charlotte, NC
Charley Wiles & Bill Courtney

May 6 – Maryland
Seth Greenberg

May 17 – Triad (Greensboro, NC)
Frank Beamer & Beth Dunkenberger

May 19 – Raleigh-Durham, NC
Frank Beamer