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W&M Richmond alumni chapter takes first place in food drive

By Tracy Stauffer '98 November 6, 2017
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The William & Mary Richmond Chapter won first place for small colleges in the 5th Annual Alumni Charity Challenge on Sept. 20. The event, hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University, brought local alumni groups together at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery to collect cans and raise money for FeedMore, Richmond’s local food bank. Alumni had an enjoyable evening socializing, drinking local brews, playing corn hole and bringing home some Tribe swag!

By the end of the night, the participating chapters had brought in 48,355 pounds of food. The William & Mary Richmond Chapter contributed 3,185 pounds of food through cans brought to the event and $550 raised online. They came in sixth place out of the 30 alumni groups participating and contributed more than twice as much as Richmond’s University of Virginia alumni chapter. The William & Mary Richmond Chapter is looking forward to defending their title next fall and hope to see more alumni there.