May 29, 2024

UMW Raises Money for Boston Marathon Victims

The University of Mary Washington is accepting donations to support the victims of the Boston Marathon attacks and to stand as one with Boston. One hundred percent of donations from two UMW initiatives will be given to One Fund Boston, a charity set up to help the victims of the bombings.

Student donations will be collected at UMW’s Devil-Goat Day on Thursday, April 25 as classes compete to see who can raise the most money. Devil-Goat Day is an annual UMW tradition where classes that will graduate in even years (“goats”) compete against classes that will graduate in odd years (“devils”).

Students in the “Training for a Half Marathon” course, taught by women’s soccer coach Corey Hewson, will run a half marathon on Saturday, April 27 in solidarity with Boston. Members of the community can sponsor one of the students as they run the marathon, with all donations going to the One Fund Boston.

Donations will be collected at Devil-Goat Day on Ball Circle and throughout the week in Goolrick Hall, room 106A to Kathleen Flanagan or Dana Hall. Checks should be made payable to the One Fund Boston, Inc.

All donations will be mailed on Wednesday, May 1. More information about the fundraiser can be found in a recent article published in the Free-Lance Star. For any questions contact Corey Hewson at (540) 654-1871 or Megan Higginbotham at (540) 654-1061.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.