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Virginia alum Ant Harris braves new InvadR coaster at Busch Gardens with Boys & Girls Clubs members

Harris teams up with VT alum to spend a day with local youths in Williamsburg, VA.

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Harris conquers the all-new coaster.
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg, the best amusement park in the country (don’t @ me), recently opened a new wooden roller coaster, InvadR. The ride has a viking theme, making it the perfect plan to invite some Virginia natives who currently play for the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL. Anthony “Ant” Harris, who graduated from UVA in 2015, and Antone Exum, a 2014 graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, joined forces with the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Virginia for some fun.

Minnesota Vikings Take Over Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Virginia Tech alum Antone Exum and University of Virginia alum Anthony Harris might play for the Minnesota Vikings, but are brave enough to take on our Viking-themed coaster, InvadR? Backed by a mighty army of kids from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia, they set out to conquer the park's first wooden roller coaster.

Posted by Busch Gardens Williamsburg on Monday, 17 July 2017

Harris and Exum both hail from the Richmond area and now play for the Vikings. Wahoo fans may recognize another familiar face in the video as Harris was joined by fellow Virginia (and then Florida) alum Jake McGee. McGee now plays tight end for the San Diego Chargers, but is another Richmond native. You may remember him for this gem:

All in all, a great opportunity for some Wahoo alumni (and a Hokie) to gather for a great cause to share insight with some young fans on bravery, courage, and overcoming fears.