Young alumni of Virginia Tech have a chance to show their Hokie sports pride by supporting academic programs.

The ACC-Challenge is a collaborative effort among Atlantic Coast Conference universities in which they compete to see whose young alumni give the most to their university.

Any gift or payment, not including pledges, from young alumni count toward the total. For this competition, young alumni are those who have graduated in the past 10 years (1995-2004). To help Virginia Tech win the challenge, gifts must arrive before June 30, 2005.

For further information about the challenge or giving to academics in the spirit of athletic competition, visit the ACC-Challenge web site at or call (540) 231-2804.