Virginia Wesleyan athletics have launched the #helpusplay initiative in hopes of gaining funds for COVID-19 testing kits. These tests are going to be critical for the Marlins in pushing through the upcoming season. The most important thing this spring is keeping the athletes safe during the uncertain time.
Virginia Wesleyan asks on the athletics site for visitors to make a donation in hopes of keeping the spring season in line: “Intercollegiate athletics are in dire need of funds to purchase COVID-19 testing kits. Now, more than ever, our Marlin student-athletes need the support of the Virginia Wesleyan University alumni, parents and fans. Your gift will assist us in our commitment to putting our 400 student-athletes on the field, turf, track, course, in the pool and on the courts. #HELPUSPLAY.
According to the site, it recommends that $25 will take care of one COVID-19 test. With 400 athletes, the total price for one round of testing comes out to $10,000.
Any gift to Virginia Wesleyan athletics is greatly appreciated, and you can donate at www.vwu.edu/helpusplay.
By Nicholas Mundy