William and Mary football team to sponsor car wash for Literacy for Life

The William and Mary football team will sponsor a car wash to benefit Literacy for Life at three local businesses from 10 a.m.-1 p.m on April 23.

Local businesses hosting the event include American Pride Automotive (5406 Airport Road), Shorty's Diner (627 Merrimac Trail) and The Cozy Patio Bistro (1330 Richmond Road).

In addition to purchasing car washes ($5), supporters may also contribute donations in any amount.

The team will also be accepting food donations for the Campus Kitchen Project at W&M.

All proceeds from the event go directly to Literacy for Life, which has been working for nearly 40 years to provide literacy services to help community members function more effectively.

Literacy for Life provides one-on-one and small group tutoring for adults in reading, writing and math skills as well as instruction in English for speakers of other languages. The program also supports individuals pursuing high school completion through General Educational Development tests.

In the past five years, the Tribe football program has raised more than $17,000 for local organizations, including FISH, W-JCC Project Discovery, W-JCC Head Start, Bacon Street and Avalon.

For more information about the event, contact Bo Revell through the William and Mary football office at 221-3380.


The two-time defending champion and No. 50-ranked William and Mary women's tennis team received the top seed in the Colonial Athletic Association Championships.

The Tribe will face the winner of the first round matchup between No. 8 Drexel and No. 9 Hofstra on Friday at Elon.

William and Mary's men's tennis team will be the No. 3 seed and face No. 6 Drexel in the quarterfinals on Friday at Elon.

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