Join MasonRVA in Pittsburgh, PA for the A10 Tournament

Come join Mason alumni in Pittsburgh for the A10 Tournament.  Look for follow alumni from Richmond wear a MasonRVA t-shirt as ask for some MasonRVA swag!
MasonRVA will also be hosting alumni before the VCU game on Mar 4th in Richmond.  Stay tuned for details and plan to join us whether you have a ticket to the game or not.

March 8 – 12, 2017

Pittsburgh, Pa

Your Patriots are coming to compete at the PPG Paints Arena for the Men’s Basketball A-10 Championship, March 8-12.

Join fellow alumni, fans, and friends before and after the games at the Mason Nation Headquarters to rally in Patriot pride. At Crafted, you’ll enjoy complimentary appetizers from the George Mason Alumni Association while sharing your Mason spirit with the crowd.

There’s more to do in between the games! Why not make a weekend out of it? Get to know highlights of Pittsburgh by visiting local restaurants and attractions recommended by local alumna, Jamie Heagy ’05.

SCHEDULE
A10 Championship Updates

TICKETS
All-Session Package: $179
(Mason has been assigned blocks of seats in sections 113, 114 and 116)
Single session tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster or at the arena box office.

MASON NATION HEADQUARTERS
Crafted
(in the Marriott City Center)
112 Washington Pl
Pittsburgh, Pa 15219


Questions about this event?
Please contact Kendra Walchinsky at 703-993-8737 or via email at kwalchin@gmu.edu

Mason@Richmond MBB and Mason Lobbies Day!

January is always a busy month for MasonRVA so there is never a better time to come out and meet follow Mason alumni in RVA!

Mason @ Richmond Pregame – Sunday, January 22; 10:30am – 12:30pm
Mason @ Richmond – Sunday, January 22; 1pm
Mason Lobbies Day Reception for Alumni – Tuesday, January 24; 5pm – 7pm
Mason Lobbies Day – Thursday, January 25; 8am – 1pm

Mason @ Richmond
Sunday, January 22 1pm
Pregame: 10:30am – 12:30pm; Rob’s Bar, 2823 Anwell Drive, Bon Air, VA 23235
According to the University of Richmond website, the game is officially SOLD OUT, but whether you have tickets to the game or not, all Mason alumni are invited to pregame at Rob’s Bar before the game!

Mason Lobbies Day Reception
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 5pm-7pm
Credit Union House of Virginia (108 N. 8th St, Richmond)
Click here to register.
Alumni are gathering in Richmond next week for a legislative reception on Tuesday, Jan. 24! Mason’s President Cabrera will be speaking and attendees will have the chance to interact and talk with guest legislators with complimentary appetizers and beverages.

Mason Lobbies Day
Tuesday, January 25, 2017 8am – 1pm
Click here to register
Mason students coming down from Fairfax to visit the capitol to lobby and alumni are also welcome to join the excursion as guests. This is a great event to mentor Mason students and see them is action!

Not sure if Mason Lobbies Day is for you?  Read some of the past Mason Lobbies Day posts.
Mason Lobbies 2015
Mason Lobbies 2014

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

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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 MasonRVA.com for the latest information on events and activities.

With Patriot Pride,
Rob Walters ’88
MasonRVA Club Leader

New Student Sendoff Party – Richmond 2016

"Incoming freshman students pose at the Mason Statue as the Office of Orientation and Family Programs and Services hosts Freshman Orientation at the Fairfax Campus. Photo by Alexis Glenn/Creative Services/George Mason University"

Thursday, July 28
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Deep Run Park – Picnic Shelter 2, Richmond, VA

Next to the Basketball Court (Map)

Join us in welcoming Mason’s newest class!

Come out to Deep Run Park on July 28 for food and festivities alongside incoming freshmen, families, and Mason alumni. The Alumni Association, Office of Admissions, and Mason Alumni in Richmond Club will host this gathering featuring Deep Run Roadhouse BBQ!

This is a great opportunity for alumni to share about their experiences at Mason and get to know other local Patriots. New students will have the chance to learn from those who have come before them and also meet peers before classes start.

There is no charge to attend, but please RSVP so we can plan appropriately for food.

click here to register

We look forward to seeing you soon for some fun in the park!


Questions about this event?

Please contact Kendra Walchinsky at 703-993-8737 or via email at kwalchin@gmu.edu

Save the dates!

Happy New Year!

Between Mason Lobbies and the start of the A10 play, January and February are always a busy time for Mason alumni in Richmond.   Here are just a few of the events not to miss so save the date and use the links below to register!

Planning to attend Homecoming?  Would you be interested in a MasonRVA get together in Fairfax Friday night after the Alumni Beer Tasting event?  Send an email to rob@masonrva.com if you are interested.

 

 

 

Event Reminder: Wed, Sep 30, 2015 5-8:30pm

Once again, MasonRVA is participating in the Annual Alumni Charity Challenge and we need your help! We have won this challenge for the last 2 years so help us do a 3-peat on Wednesday, Sept. 30. 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 MasonRVA.com for the latest information on events and activities.

With Patriot Pride,
Rob Walters ’88
MasonRVA Club Leader

Beat VCU, LSU, UNC,… Mason Alumni going for the 3-PETE!

acc-cupMason Alumni in RVA (w/ help from our fellow alumni in NOVA) won both the 1st and 2nd Alumni Charity Challenges hosted by VCU at Hardywood to benefit the Central Virginia Food Bank.

The first two years the challenge was limited to alumni chapters from Virginia schools including VCU, UVA, VaTech, JMU, VMI, etc. so the competition was good, but not good enough to beat MasonNation.  This year the event will be expanded to include alumni chapters from out-of-state schools and we expect participation from schools with strong local alumni chapters like LSU and UNC so a 3-PETE is not a given.  If you have been thinking about getting involved, now would be a good a time 🙂

The first planning meeting with members of the alumni chapters from all the other schools will be next week  (May 11-14, exact day, time, and place TBD).  If you would like to get involved and participate in the planning, or just want an excuse to meet a few other local Richmond alum for a drink after work, send an email rob@masonrva.com and we will let you know when and where the meeting will be next week (we will also post the event on the blog and you can just show up).

Go Mason!


 

The VCU Alumni Richmond Chapter will be hosting the 3rd  Annual Alumni Charity Challenge with fellow Richmond alumni chapters.  As you may know, we had a terrific turnout last year and had terrific weather as well. Last year, the Alumni Charity Challenge raised a total of 5,649 pounds of canned good for Central Virginia Food Bank in 3 hours with the participation from 13 different schools. This year we are excited to expand the event with out of state universities to compete against the State of Virginia Colleges and Universities.
What?
Charity networking event to raise canned goods which benefit the Central Virginia Food Bank .
When?

A weekday evening in August with a date to be determined

Cost:
FREE!!! Just bring your Alumni tent