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 LPDF scholarship recipients have embodied the characteristics symbolized by the Lunch Pail in terms of spirit, character, work ethic and determination to succeed in all areas of life. Thirty-eight individual scholarships totaling $117,500 have been awarded since 2009. In 2020 the board voted to partner with the New River Community College ACCE program in lieu of giving individual scholarships.

Our 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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2020 LPDF Golf Tournament

It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that we will not be holding the annual LPDF Golf Tournament this year due to COVID-19. The decision to cancel was a tough one the golf tournament is an incredibly important event for the Lunch Pail Defense Foundation and one of our favorite ways to connect with both the community and our supporters. However, it is a decision that we believe necessary in order to prioritize the health and safety of our amazing group of participants, volunteers, vendors, and staff. Thank you for your support and understanding, please stay safe and healthy!

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