Lunch Pail Defense Foundation

Coach Bud Foster, has combined his coined symbol, the Lunch Pail, and his personal notoriety, to create an amazing community scholarship as well as a new Organ Transplant Family Support Program.

The Lunch Pail Defense Foundation is a non-profit corporation (per IRS Code Section 501(c)(3)) whose dual purpose is to fund an academic scholarships for eligible high school students from the New River or Roanoke Valley areas, as well as assisting the families of those awaiting organ transplants.

The LPD scholarship recipient will embody the characteristics symbolized by the Lunch Pail in terms of spirit, character, work ethic and determination to succeed in all areas of life.

Our new Organ Transplant Support program is in conjunction with Duke University Medical Center, and aims to provide financial assistance to the families of those undergoing organ transplants with often prohibitive costs like longterm lodging, transportation, food, and child care, among others.

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Virginia Tech Associate Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator Bud Foster’s Lunch Pail Defense Foundation, a non profit organization, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2016 Lunch Pail Scholarships.

This year the Foundation awarded 4 individual scholarships, worth $5,000.00 each, to very deserving students from the New River and Roanoke Valleys. The recipients are Justin Davis, Giles County High School; Tyrique Lowery, Christiansburg High School; Deasha Manns, Eastern Montgomery High School; and Hannah Reed, Pulaski County High School. These scholarships are sent directly to the College or University of each recipients choice in order to defray their educational costs.

Coach Foster presented these students their awards on field immediately preceding the kick off of the spring game on April 23, 2016. On the Sunday afterward, the Lunch Pail Defense Foundation honored the students and their families with a dinner at Bull and Bones restaurant, during which Coach Foster presented their checks personally and recognized many of their achievements that earned them their scholarships. Coach Foster later signed autographs, took pictures and had personal conversations with each student and his/ her family. The Foundation would like to thank Bull and Bones Restaurant and Divilbiss Funeral Home in Radford for sponsoring the dinner.

To date the Lunch Pail Defense Foundation has awarded $67,500.00 in scholarships to New River Valley and Roanoke Valley students.

Upcoming Events

2016 LPDF Golf Tournament

Friday, July 01, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Golf Tournament Poster
The Lunch Pail Defense’s annual 2016 Golf Tournament is coming up July 1st, 2016, to be held in at the Auburn Hills Golf Club in Riner, VA!
We will have registration beginning at 11:00 am, continue with lunch being served at 12:00 pm and shot gun start at 1:00 pm. There will be ONLY ONE FLIGHT this year so there will be a thirty team limit. Cost of the event is $400.00 per team and includes lunch, practice balls, dinner and a live auction. Once again, Coach Foster will be taking pictures will all teams and be available for discussions and autographs all day.
Registration is available through or by calling Jeff Gandee at Auburn Hills Golf Club (540-381-4995)​

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09/10/16 Tennessee Volunteers Away
09/17/16 Boston College Eagles Home
09/24/16 East Carolina Pirates Home
10/08/16 North Carolina Tar Heels Away
10/15/16 Syracuse Orange Away
10/20/16 Miami Hurricanes Home
10/27/16 Pittsburg Panthers Away
11/05/16 Duke Blue Devils Away
11/12/16 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Home
11/19/16 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Away
11/26/16 Virginia Cavaliers Home
12/03/16 ACC Championship TBD


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