Supporting UVa-Wise Football

Football Football provides a great opportunity for student-athletes to learn life lessons and values that are very important to their educational experience. Because football encompasses a large number of participants, students who participate have a unique opportunity to co-exist and cooperate in a setting of diversity and a greater number impact the student-body. Balancing obligations of football with academics can be very challenging; yet, our student-athletes understand the importance of a quality education from UVa-Wise. Through long hours of training, practice, and studying on their own they develop self-discipline and independence.

Participating students also learn the value of being a part of a team which is essential to their development as students and as men. Every year, our players willingly participate in various community service projects and are dedicated to representing our community and university in a positive light. Teamwork, self-discipline, physical training, education, and community service are all responsibilities taken on by a college football player. These responsibilities are essential ingredients in the development of well-rounded young men while at UVa-Wise and build a solid foundation for a life of success.

Contributions have an important impact on our Football team by providing:

“With approximately 100-plus football players, and a large staff of coaches, trainers, and support staff, your contributions are critical to the success of the total development of the participating students." 

Coach Dewey Lusk

  • scholarships which help recruit the highest-caliber student-athletes to represent UVa-Wise and compete at the NCAA Division II level. Additionally, scholarships also enable young men who may not otherwise be able to attend college an opportunity to experience UVa-Wise and earn a valuable college education.
  • support for recruiting efforts which allows coaching staff to expand recruiting areas (travel, phone use, mailings, etc.) and additional funds support official on-campus visits by potential recruits
  • travel Costs including reliable transportation, meals, official team apparel, and lodging
  • weight Room maintenance which is critical in providing players with safe, up-to-date equipment and machines as well as regular service equipment to maintain safety
  • critical technology assisting in the upgrading of cameras, computers, video equipment, and editing systems

Respect • Honor • Integrity


Gifts may be made to the football team by:

  • making a check payable to UVa-Wise Foundation, indicate that it is for Football, and mail to UVa-Wise Foundation, 1 College Avenue, Wise, VA 24293.
  • Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express
  • electronic funds transfer (Bank Draft)
  • online by following the link below - this will take you to our online giving page which is part of the University's website. Under "Designation" click by “I would like to choose a specific department, area or sport” and then select the team(s) you would like to support. Continue to complete the info that is requested. It will take just a couple of minutes.

Give online