Mike London, the head football coach at the University of Virginia, has made a personal donation of $50,000 to the AccessUVa financial aid program. The football program is adding another $50,000 from the proceeds of playing in this year’s Chick-fil-A Bowl on New Year’s Eve in Atlanta. AccessUVa provides funds for low-income and middle-class families to attend the University of Virginia without accumulating debt. The AccessUVA program cost the university $92 million this year.
Coach London stated in making the donation: “The football program is here to foster the University’s educational mission. I often talk about the importance of ‘student’ first in ‘student-athlete,’ and AccessUVa does a lot to assist a large number of our undergraduate students. I am proud to be able to assist such an important program.”