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Ninth Annual Matt Davis Foundation Day on Saturday

Ninth Annual Matt Davis Foundation Day on Saturday

ASHLAND, Va. – The Randolph-Macon men's basketball team will host Lynchburg in an ODAC contest on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. for the ninth annual Matt Davis Foundation Day.

The Matt Davis Foundation is a small Richmond area non-profit established in memory of Matt Davis '91 who played basketball and baseball at Randolph-Macon. In December 1995, at age 26, he passed away after a six-month battle with a brain tumor.

Since that time, his family has established a foundation that provides an annual award in Matt's name at Douglas Freeman High School in Richmond for a senior athlete that best exemplifies the characteristics of integrity, leadership, hustle and character for which Matt was known. The foundation also provides grants to organizations that provide comfort and care to cancer patients and their families.

A portion of the proceeds from Saturday's ticket sales will benefit the foundation. In addition, there will be a raffle for $500 in air travel sponsored by UDIg, where the winner will be drawn during the game's second half. Following the game, there will be a reception in the Alumni Gym, sponsored by Graham Rashkind of Rashkind & Saunders Real Estate, Tweed & Dodson Property Management. All are welcome to the reception for more fellowship, a silent auction and door prizes.

[To the right is Matt's bio from the R-MC men's basketball media guide for his freshman year.]

"We have greatly appreciated Randolph-Macon partnering with us to help raise money for a foundation for one of their own," said Andrew Price '04, Matt's brother and foundation president. "It means a lot for us to continue to have events that honor him and help keep the foundation going. And in turn we try our best to draw a great crowd to R-MC to bring people back onto campus to give the team a great home environment."

In addition to Price, other R-MC graduates on the board of the Matt Davis Foundation are Kelley Morgan Myron '91, Stuart Jordan '91 and Jeff Kelley '04.

The Matt Davis Foundation is proud to have contributed $80,000 in scholarships and other cash awards in its 21 years of existence.

Please join us Saturday at 2 pm to help pack Crenshaw, root on the Yellow Jackets to a big ODAC win and help raise money for the Matt Davis Foundation. R-MC is 11-5 overall and has won eight straight games. The Yellow Jackets are 7-0 in the ODAC, tied for first in the league standings.