Since 2009, we have tried to raise awareness for a non-profit that is near and dear to the hearts of many Villanova fans- the Randy Foye Foundation.
Since VUhoops.com was started we have never asked anything from our visitors. This site is operated by folks who love Villanova Sports for other people who love Villanova Sports.
There are no fees to access information, to read, to participate, to join this community of Villanova Fans on the web. We've never asked for PayPal Donations. There have never been pleas to click on Ads. Sure we have some targeted links to buy products but they have been relatively fruitless as our main focus has been to provide the latest news and information about Villanova to Wildcat Fans.
Again, we are asking for something... but not for VUhoops.com- It's time to give back to the Community with our Villanova Basketball Blogathon.
Starting today and running through Villanova's run in the Post-Season, VUhoops.com will be promoting an online fundraiser and raising awareness of the Randy Foye Foundation.
$25 donation - "I'm on Randy's Team" t-shirt
$100 donation - 8x10 autographed photo of Randy Foye and t-shirt
$250 donation - autographed basketball by Randy Foye, 8x10 photo, and t-shirt
Randy Foye is dedicated to giving back to the community where he was raised in Newark, New Jersey. Having lost both his parents by age six, Randy has seen first hand the difficulties kids can have growing up in a tough urban environment. Despite growing up in these conditions, Foye still rose up to graduate from Villanova University and is currently playing in the NBA.
We know the economy is tough, but for the next few weeks we'll be asking you to dig into your wallet and consider making a donation to the RFF. It's simple. It's easy. And you're helping a former Villanovan- the #9 Scorer in Villanova Basketball History- raise funds to develop programs and projects aimed directly at improving the lives of the people, especially the kids, of Newark.
The RFF serves as an example of what a grass roots movement can accomplish through special events if everyone is focused on working hard and giving back.
What do you say- who's going to be the next person to donate?