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UVA Basketball coach Tony Bennett helps Food Bank raise $108K

tony bennett national champsNice story here first reported on the website about UVA Basketball coach Tony Bennett helping the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank with a fundraiser.

Bennett offered up an hour of his time in a Bodo’s Bagels Lunch of Champions experience at a recent fundraising auction for the food bank, with the winning bidder getting lunch with Bennett in his office.

Two bidders drove the winning price past the $50,000 mark, and Bennett offered up a lunch experience for each of the top two bidders, meaning the food bank will get two checks for $54,000 each.

The way the food bank figures things, it can provide four meals for every dollar donated, so that $108,000 generated by the lunch experiences with Bennett translates to 432,000 meals.

This one probably goes best under the servanthood pillar, for those keeping score.

Item by Chris Graham

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