Inside HOKIE SPORTS | Vol. 13 No. 5 | May 2021

WHO IS INVOLVED? In short, all of Hokie Nation is encouraged to participate! Hokies give to those they care about, embodying the spirit of Ut Prosim . Virginia Tech student-athletes are not only great at their respective sports, but they also make a difference on a local, regional and national level by giving back to their communities and through their future career paths. To continue molding these world changers, Virginia Tech Athletics needs for all fans, alumni, faculty, staff, students, family and friends to be a part of Reach for Excellence. This is a great—and vitally important—opportunity to make an impact for your favorite school and teams. WHAT IS REACH FOR EXCELLENCE? Reach for Excellence is a capital fundraising campaign for Virginia Tech Athletics and is part of the university’s total $1.5 billion Boundless Impact campaign. Virginia Tech Athletics aims to raise $400 million to fund major initiatives such as scholarship support, facilities upgrades, a full renovation of Cassell Coliseum, and a football enhancement fund designed to amplify all areas within the football program. WHEN DOES THIS START AND WHEN DOES IT END? Reach for Excellence actually began when the university announced the Boundless Impact campaign in October of 2019. Everyone can contribute as many times as they want, with the campaign slated to end in December 2027. Virginia Tech Athletics recently announced the launch of the $400 million Reach for Excellence fundraising campaign with the goals of propelling Hokie sports to the top of the Atlantic Coast Conference, preparing student-athletes for success in life, and raising the university’s profile nationally. Virginia Tech Athletics has seen recent successes both in competition and in fundraising, and the Reach for Excellence campaign is set to leverage that momentum, driving the Hokies into an extraordinary future. This marks the largest campaign in the Hokies’ history, and is part of the broader $1.5 billion Boundless Impact: The Campaign for Virginia Tech launched by the university. The Reach for Excellence campaign has five main pillars: • A football enhancement fund aimed at building a program that consistently competes at the top of the ACC, by allocating $30 million over time to recruiting, assistant coach salaries, quality- control positions, player development, and capital needs. • Cassell Coliseum renovations, with at least $50 million to be raised privately. • The Drive for 25 initiative to increase Hokie Club membership to 25,000 while raising $20 million annually for student-athlete scholarships. • Comprehensive excellence for all sports by providing operating expenses, facility improvements, nutritional and strength and conditioning programs, and more. • Increasing the number of endowed scholarships for student- athletes, ensuring financial security to continue supporting the needs of our Hokies. Completing the Student-Athlete Performance Center and the football facility renovations were among the first steps toward achieving our Reach for Excellence master plan. Over the next several pages, you can find more information regarding the needs of Virginia Tech, its student-athletes, coaches, and staff. Thank you for your generosity in helping us to support our Virginia Tech student- athletes in competition, in the classroom, and in life. REACHING FOR EXCELLENCE … 4 Inside Hokie Sports