Supporting UVa-Wise Men's Basketball

Cavs WebpageThe UVa-Wise Men's Basketball Program has a strong tradition of success both on and off the court. The coaching staff works hard to recruit outstanding student-athletes who share the values of UVa-Wise. While winning is important, the overall development of the player to function in an ever-changing world is a key component. Being a competitive UVa-Wise men’s basketball player means learning how to handle a demanding practice schedule while being successful with the rigors of academics. Team members will learn how to rise to the challenges by demonstrating their character, integrity, dedication and commitment to their personal and team goals. In addition, team members volunteer within the community and are well-respected members of the college family. Alumni and friends can help the team succeed by making annual gifts of every amount.

Contributions have an important impact on our Men’s Basketball team by providing:

  • scholarships that will help our extraordinary students to succeed in the classroom and on the court. As we prepare to compete in an even more competitive league, additional scholarship funds will assist us in recruiting the best possible student-athletes to represent UVa-Wise men’s basketball
  • appropriate equipment (such as basketballs, nets)
    "It is an honor to take the reigns of the men's basketball program this year and to have the opportunity to work with our donors.  Without their continued support, we would not be as competitive and some of our athletes would not be able to afford to earn a college education.”

    Coach Blake Mellinger
  • good quality uniforms, shoes, warm-ups, practice & travel gear, travel bags 
  • costs associated with travel such as lodging, meals, transportation

Respect • Honor • Integrity

Gifts may be made to the Men’s Basketball team by:

    • making a check payable to UVa-Wise Foundation, indicate that it is for men’s basketball, 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.


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