Inside HOKIE SPORTS | Vol. 14 No. 6 | June 2022 21 ATHLETICSANNUALREPORT 1290 Roanoke Street , Christiansburg, VA 24073 • 540-382-7500 • Find us at G&H Appliance G&H bringing you the best sauce and rub vendors on the market! Get yours today!! I N S T O C K N O W ! ! Similar to the “Team F1rst” group for football, Virginia Tech Athletics, the Hokie Club, and University Advancement helped initiate the “Front Court” group to supplement the budget of the Virginia Tech Men’s Basketball program. This dedicated, select group of donors is committed to provide the resources for recruiting needs, facility improvements, and bolstering the program’s budget to compete in the national landscape of college basketball. RECONSTRUCTING THE CASSELL The Hokie Club and Virginia Tech Athletics have made significant strides in seeking the funding for the ambitious Cassell Coliseum renovation project. Major gift officers have received multiple pledges towards the $75 million project, with the goal of elevating Cassell into one of the premier venues in the ACC. These gifts will go towards a variety of arena renovations, including a revamped entrance on Washington Street, widened concourses, and new luxury premium seating areas including suites and club seats. The momentum is there to reach the funding target to give Cassell Coliseum a well-deserved extensive renovation. ENSURING THE GREATEST STUDENT-ATHLETE EXPERIENCE The scholarship endowment is also increasing at an encouraging rate for Virginia Tech student-athletes. At the close of the 2022 Drive Year on March 31, 2022, the Hokie Scholarship Fund totaled over $17 million in annual giving. In addition to annual giving, Virginia Tech Athletics has a scholarship endowment of just over $70 million. Virginia Tech will continue to pursue gifts of $100,000 or more in order to provide the resources needed to allow additional scholarships and grow the athletics endowment.