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University Row at VA Gold Cup 2016

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The Virginia Gold Cup Races are right around the corner, and University Row is finalizing details to make this year the best one yet! As a valued Friend of the Row, we wanted to remind you that there's still time to get tickets for this special event. But don't delay - tent-bus tickets are almost gone!

Considering purchasing a ticket to the 18th Annual University Row at the Virginia Gold Cup? Don't delay, get yours today! Those who buy Tent-Only tickets can watch & bet on the Kentucky Derby onsite! See you Saturday, May 7th!

The Virginia Gold Cup Races are right around the corner, and University Row is finalizing details to make this year the best one yet! As a valued Friend of the Row, we wanted to remind you that there's still time to get tickets for this special event. But don't delay - tent-bus tickets are almost gone!

Your all-inclusive ticket provides you access to our exclusive tent area, quality all-day buffet, the longest premium open bar at Gold Cup, private porta-potties, our famous Best Dressed Contest, and - of course - the Races themselves!

New for 2016, the Virginia Gold Cup has arranged for a special televised big screen viewing of the Kentucky Derby after the final Gold Cup Race! Even better, those who stay to watch this race will have the opportunity to bet directly with specially certified staff from the actual Derby! This opportunity will only be available to those who buy Tent-Only tickets to University Row - we encourage you to buy your Tent Only tickets today!

University Row Volunteer Happy Hour!

Since this is an all-volunteer event, we are always looking for extra help on Race Day. If you are interested, we encourage you to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you would like to learn more about volunteering, or if you just want to meet a few other attendees before Race Day, join us at the annual Row Volunteer Happy Hour! It will be at 6pm on Thursday, April 28th, at 201 Bar (201 Massachusetts Ave NE - near Union Station Metro). Anyone who signs up to volunteer on Race Day will get a free drink!

Don't have your ticket yet to join our alumni guests at the steeplechase races on Saturday, May 7th? Buy yours today!

University Row tickets are the best value at the Virginia Gold Cup, providing critical funds back to area alumni chapters & scholarship funds.

2016 HBCU Day Activites

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 June 25, 2016 has been deemed HBCU Day in the city of Washington DC. On that day, the Washington DC Metro HBCU Alliance will holding a number of efforts to raise funds, serve the community and raise awareness of HBCUs. The 4th Annual DCHBCUAA 5K Run/2K Walk Health, Hunger and Higher Education Community Fair will be on June 25 on the campus of Howard University. Registration is open now and is $40 from now until May 1 after which registration is $45. There will also be a Summer Breeze Indoor Day Party held in support of the DC Metro HBCU Alliance. You can register for the race or purchase tickets for the day party by clicking here or click the button below to learn more about this event and associated activites for this day.

2016 Chapter Picnic

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The chapter will be having its annual chapter "Be Out Day" picnic on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Watkins Regional Park – Picnic Area #8, 301 Watkins Park Drive,  Upper Marlboro, MD 20774.  Admission to the picnic is free for all chapter members, 2016 Gala Attendees and Supporters, DMV Metro Club members, incoming freshmen to FAMU. The cost for everyone else is $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 10.

Join us for good food, lots of fun, and fellowship....FAMU style!! If you are interested in volunteering for the picnic or you need more information, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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