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Pregame @ Isley Brewing before Mason @ VCU!

Please join us for pregame gathering with other Mason fans at Isley Brewing Company starting at noon. Isley Brewing Company is located at 1715 Summit Ave, Richmond 23230.  MasonRVA will provide pizza, soda, and water.  If you don’t want to eat pizza, you can purchase some BBQ from the Jus Cukn food truck.  Checkout Isley’s website to see what will be on tap.

We should have Mason swag (and some MasonRVA t-shirts), as well as, RVA Beer Trail Maps and advice on which breweries to visit in the future based on your beer preference.

And after Mason beats VCU, join us just a few blocks away from Isley’s at Ardent Craft Ale’s Beer Garden to celebrate!

There should be plenty of street parking around the brewery so you can plan to either walk (~1.5 mi) or Uber to the game if you do not want to deal w/ traffic and/or parking near the Siegel Center.

In the future when Mason plays VCU or UofR on a Saturday evening in Richmond, MasonRVA will host a brewery tour of RVA breweries for Mason Alumni.   This year the game is at 2pm, so the best we can do is introduce you all to 1 or 2 of our 20+ local breweries.

Hope to see you Saturday and Go Mason!

Bring cans. Beat VCU – Wed, Sep 14 – 5pm


Once again, MasonRVA is participating in the Annual Alumni Charity Challenge and we need your help! We won this challenge the first 2 years and want to reclaim the trophy on Wednesday, Sept. 14. We will be collecting canned goods to benefit needy families in the Richmond area at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery from 5 – 8:30 p.m. All donations will benefit the Central Virginia Food Bank.

If you have any questions regarding the Alumni Charity Challenge, please contact Rob Walters.Like us on Facebook and check out for the latest information on events and activities.

With Patriot Pride,
Rob Walters ’88
MasonRVA Club Leader

Pregame Reception – Mason MBB @ Richmond

MasonRVA welcomes all Mason Students and Alum to join us at Estilo’s from 5 – 6:30pm just minutes from The Robins Center on the campus of University of Richmond before the game.

We will have MasonRVA t-shirts for everyone to wear to the game to show Mason Nation is alive and well in Richmond, VA (RVA)!

If you need tickets, you can either purchase “premium” seats from the Mason box office:

“Premium” Seats ($22 / ticket + $3 processing fee)

or purchase “cheap” seats directly from the University of Richmond box office:

“Cheap” Seats ($15 / ticket)

Upcoming events in 2015!

Happy New Year!

MasonRVA is going to begin the year with a bang!  During the months of January and February we will host and/or participate in the following events:

Mason @ University of Richmond Men’s Basketball Game & Pregame Reception at Estilo (Jan 8 – ticket information will be available under an event specific post).  We will have MasonRVA t-shirts for everyone to wear to the game!

Mason Lobbies Day & Alumni Reception (Jan 28, 29)

Homecoming 2015 & MasonRVA Tailgate (if the weather is good)

MasonRVA 1st Annual Brewery Tour (subscribe to the blog for a chance to win a free tour).

We look forward to getting together more in 2015!





Beat VCU! and Tech and the Hoos and…

The official invitation to the Alumni Charity Challenge was sent to alumni today (see message below).
In addition to the information sent by the alumni office, MasonRVA would like to add…
  • We will have MasonRVA t-shirts at Hardywood for anyone that attends the challenge and brings a donation!
  • If you live in the Richmond area but cannot get downtown to drop off you donation, contact Rob Walters and he will try to arrange for pickup in your area on Monday or Tuesday night (Sep 15/16).  We are willing to go to Mechanicsville, Woodlake, Chester, Ashland, Powhatan, Goochland, and even the far West End if you will help us beat VCU!

From the alumni office in Fairfax…

MasonRVA is participating in the Annual Alumni Charity Challenge and we need your help! Last year we collected 1,091 lbs of canned goods to help benefit needy families in the Richmond area and wiped the floor with all of our rival schools in Virginia! This year we are hoping to make an even greater impact but we won’t be able to do it without you.

Join us at Hardywood on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 5 – 8:30 p.m. Alumni and friends of George Mason University who wish to contribute to—but cannot attend the Charity Challenge—may arrange to drop-off donations at the Alumni Relations Office on the Fairfax Campus (NoVA), located in Northern Neck 109 or the Office of State Government Relations in Richmond (RVA). Please contact Sabena Moretz or 804-786-2217 for the address and to let the office know to expect you. The Office of State Government Relations does not have a receptionist so we need to make sure that someone will be present to receive your donations.   Many thanks for your contributions.

If you have any questions regarding the Alumni Charity Challenge, please contact Rob WaltersLike us on Facebook and be sure to check often for the latest information on events and activities.

With Patriot Pride,
Rob Walters ‘88
MasonRVA Club Leader

Richmond Summer Send-Off 2014


If you have not received your invitation for the Summer Send-Off, consider yourself invited. This event will be a great event to meet fellow alumni and students from RVA, as well as, to pick up a free MasonRVA t-shirt whether you have one already or not.

RSVP for the 2014 Richmond Summer Send-Off Party for incoming freshmen!Alumni, current students, friends, and incoming Mason freshmen and their families from the area are welcome to attend. This is a great opportunity for alumni and students to share stories about their Mason experience while incoming freshmen can also get to know some of their classmates from the area before they set foot on campus.

Join us in celebrating Mason’s newest class!

Contact Information
Primary Contact

Gerica Goodman
Date & Location
Date: August 01, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Byrd Park-Shield Lake Shelter

600 S. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220

If you have any additional questions, please contact Gerica Goodman,

Upcoming MasonRVA events…

Second Thursday Happy Hour
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 5-7pm Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Been way too long since the last Second Thursday.


Alumni Charity Challenge
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 5-8:30pm Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
MasonRVA won the first challenge last year so we expect VCU to bring their “A” game this year, so we will need everyone to get involved to keep our bragging rights!
Redskins Training Camp
July/August 2014
Anyone interested?
RVA Brewery Tour
October 2014
RVA is now home to 7 craft breweries in the city and that does not include nearby breweries in Ashland, Goochland, etc. There has been interest in a tour so October seems to be an appropriate month. Like to get some help planning this so let me know if you would like to help.



Mason Lobbies Day 2014 & Legislative Reception

To: Mason Alumni
From: Rob Walters, B.S. Computer Science 1988
Subject: Legislative Reception & Mason Lobbies Day

Mason Lobbies 2013

Mason Lobbies 2013

I would like encourage all Mason Alumni to take advantage of a rare opportunity to network with fellow alumni, serve your alma mater, participate in the state political process, and mentor current Mason students who will serve and represent us in the future.  All in one day!

Last year I participated in the first Mason Lobbies Day and I had no expectations.  I figured I would show up for all little while, meet a few alumni and go back to work.

Four hours later, I had:

  • talked to our new University President – Dr. Ángel C Cabrera,
  • met State Assembly and Senate members who are also Mason Alum including Democratic Party Chair Charniele Herring (B.A. Economics)
  • led a small group of alumni and students to meet with our local state representatives in their offices,
  • shook hands with the Governor,
  • witnessed a session of the General Assembly,
  • and met and talked to alumni and current students over lunch in the General Assembly Building.

This year,  the Alumni Association is sponsoring a reception the night before Mason Lobbies Day, so even if you cannot take time off work to participate at the State Capitol, the reception is a great opportunity for you to meet university leadership and fellow alumni in Richmond (and you don’t have to drive to Northern Virginia to do it).

Date – 01/29/2014
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

2113 Bistro

Don’t miss it!  I look forward to meeting you.