In the spirit of the holidays, a contribution has been made to
The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
on behalf of
Streaking The Lawn
The staff here at Streaking The Lawn would like to wish you and yours the happiest of holiday seasons, and we hope that the new year brings you great joy, meaningful fellowship, and multiple national championships. We thank you for making our 2014 a benchmark year. Because you choose to make STL your source for information and insight on Virginia sports, we're able to continue doing what we love and expanding our breadth of coverage.
It has been a long-standing tradition at Streaking The Lawn -- dating back to its inception -- that we take our advertising revenue and sponsorship dollars and we do two things with it. First, we reinvest them back into things that make your experience a better one. This mostly means tailgates and prizes, and we love doing this. Second, and more importantly, we take the rest of the money and we donate it to a local charity of interest to the University or Charlottesville community. I don't profit a single penny from running this site.
This year, we're thrilled to support the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank supports 25 counties and nine cities around the Blue Ridge area, including Charlottesville. They source and inspect all their food to make sure it is safe before distributing to 114,000 people each month.
In our University bubble, we like to think that Charlottesville and its surrounding area are immune from things like hunger, and yet one in ten in the Blue Ridge region alone struggle to find their next meal. Of these, four in ten are children.
The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, a national organization supporting over 200 area food banks, and the largest domestic hunger relief agency in the United States. We love the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, because it was previously named the Member of the Year for their program standards and efficiency.
In a year in which the University has been all over the news oftentimes for the wrong reasons, we want to encourage you all to stick together as a community. Take care of each other and remember that we're all on the same team, and our victories -- and our defeats -- are meant to be shared.
Have a safe, wonderful holiday, and we'll see you around.