Men’s Basketball


Supporting UVa-Wise Men’s Basketball

The 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.

Make a Gift

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

“On behalf of the men’s basketball team, I would like to thank all of our donors for their generous support. Your contributions are vital in helping us provide a quality experience for our student athletes as we continue to grow and move forward into NCAA Division II. Thank you from all of us.”

-Coach Blake Mellinger

Respect • Honor • Integrity

Men's Basketball

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

  • Check – make 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
  • Credit Card – Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express
  • Bank Draft – electronic funds transfer (Bank Draft form)
  • Online (by clicking Make a Gift above) – this link will take you to the University’s website and you will simply indicate the amount that you want to contribute to UVa’s College at Wise Foundation (under the school funds category) and in “Other” indicate the name of the individual sport (golf, volleyball, cross country, etc.) or restrict it to general athletics. Once you have done this, simply provide the remaining requested information.