UMW's 5th Annual Athletics Gala set for May 17

UMW's 5th Annual Athletics Gala set for May 17

An Elegant Evening for a Meaningful Mission

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The University of Mary Washington athletic department will host the 5th Annual UMW Athletics Gala on May 17, 2018, in Chandler Ballroom at the University Center. All proceeds support UMW student-athletes. The Gala will commence at 6:00 p.m. with silent auction bidding, strolling buffet with heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar and live music!

Title Sponsor: $6,000 (includes 10 tickets, reserved seating, 3 VIP parking spaces, personal recognition and marketing + event acknowledgement) $350 value*

Gold Level Supporting Sponsor: $3,000 (includes 10 tickets, reserved seating, 1 VIP parking space, and marketing + event acknowledgement) $350 value*

Bar Sponsor: $2,500 (includes 6 tickets, reserved seating and bar signage + event acknowledgment) $210 value*

Band Sponsor: $2,000 (includes 6 tickets, reserved seating and band signage + event acknowledgement) $210 value*

Table Sponsor: $1,000 (includes 6 tickets, reserved seating and table tent with corporate/name logo) $210 value*

Individual Ticket: $100 (does not include reserved seating)

*The amount of your gift above the value of benefits may be tax-deductible.

The event will feature keynote speaker Dr. Christine L. Copper '91. Dr. Copper, a two-time women's tennis national champion at Mary Washington and member of the UMW Athletic Hall of Fame, currently serves as the faculty athletic representative at the U.S. Naval Academy as a faculty member in the Chemistry department.

Copper graduated with honors in chemistry and cum laude, was a three-time All-America selection, and National Senior Player of the Year. She was the winner of the UMW Young Alumnus Award in 1999, and serves on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors, Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, and Leadership Development Consulting Partnership. She has been a Champion Level member of the Eagle Club since the booster club was officially launched in 2013.

In 2015, she was awarded a Navy Superior Civilian Service Award, the highest honorary award the Chief of Naval Operations or the Commandant of the Marine Corps may bestow on a civilian employee in the Department of the Navy, for impressive service work at USNA.

UMW Athletics would like to thank the 5th Annual Gala sponsors:

 

Presenting Sponsor: University Dining Services by Sodexo

Supporting Sponsors: Union Bank & Trust

Table Sponsors: available for $1,000, includes six tickets, reserved seating and corporate logo on table tent

The Gala will commence at 6:00 p.m. with silent auction bidding, strolling buffet with heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar and live music!

For more information, or questions regarding sponsorship of the Gala or to donate an auction item or vacation package, please contact Philip Pierce, Director of Athletic Development, at 540-654-1153, or ppierce@umw.edu.

Silent Auction categories include:

  • UMW Eagle Pride
  • Entertainment
  • Fashion, Beauty and Wellness
  • Home and Family
  • Autographed Items
  • Food and Wine
  • Sports
  • Travel Getaways

With only a limited number of tickets for the event, individual seats cost $100. A portion of each ticket purchase is tax deductible.

*UMW asks that all guests are at least 21 years of age & not current UMW student-athletes

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