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Boys Appeal – Summer 2017

The Summer 2017 Boys Appeal Newsletter can be viewed below or by clicking here.

The Boys Appeal is a newsletter to supporters, parents, alumni, and friends with updates about what’s going on at Boys Home. Boys Home publishes the Boys Appeal 3 times a year.

This issue includes the Awards Banquet, our Class of 2017 graduates, Residential Education Day, and more!


Alumni Chance Davis on Naked and Afraid

Alumni Chance Davis will be on this Sunday’s episode of Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid. Chance is currently working as the Lower School Manager at Boys Home. Learn more about Chance in part 1 of our interview with him. (Part 2 is coming after his episode premieres on Discovery Channel.) We’re excited to have Chance on staff here at Boys Home!

UPDATE: Below is part 2 of Chance’s interview! Chance talks about his experience on the show.

Run/Walk for Boys Home 5k – September 9, 2017 – Roanoke River Greenway




Join us on September 9, 2017 on the Roanoke River Greenway for the inaugural Run/Walk for Boys Home 5k. The event will start and finish at Wasena Park in Roanoke. The proceeds from the race will benefits Boys Home of Virginia. The event will feature a free Kids’ Fun Run at 8:45 AM and a 5k Run/Walk at 9:15 AM.

There is something quite soothing about running a race on the Roanoke River Greenway. First, there is no vehicular traffic to contend with; you’re out there with runners, walkers and cyclists, enjoying the river and your fellow runners/walkers. Second, with an out and back greenway course you’ll be able to cheer on the leaders as they head back toward the finish and get cheered on yourself as you head back toward the finish. It’s that extra charge you get to help motivate yourself for a challenging experience.


Make it a family event with the free Kids’ Fun Run starting at 8:45 AM.


$25 early registration until August 8, 2017
$30 regular registration from August 9, 2017 through September 9, 2017


Top 3 male and female overall
Top 3 male and female by age groups (12 & under, 13-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74 and 75+.


Boys Home of Virginia has been an outreach of the Episcopal Church since 1906. If you are a member of a church and wish to participate in a group with your church, you may select one of the churches in the Roanoke Convocation when you register. If your church is not listed, contact us (see contact below) and we will add the church. Church groups will compete at two levels: 1) overall finish among the top four participants in each group, and, 2) total contributions raised for Boys Home of Virginia through race registrations, sponsorships and donations.


Proceeds from the race will help fund the construction and renovation of elementary school classrooms in the Greer Education Center on the Boys Home of Virginia campus in Covington, VA.


Nestled in the Alleghany Highlands in southwestern Virginia, Boys Home helps troubled boys become successful men. All successful men were once boys. But not all boys become successful men. That’s why Boys Home of Virginia is so important. We provide care for boys aged six through eighteen who have encountered obstacles and need a second chance to succeed. Since 1906, our mission has been to provide care and education to help boys develop physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. We operate with nearly 100% private funds and no boy is turned away because of their family’s inability to pay. As we grow our costs also rise and we must find more supporters like you to take part in raising successful young men.


Questions? Contact the race director at dduffy @ boyshomeofva.org (remove the spaces).

Residential Education Day 2017

It’s that time of year again!

Residential Education Day 2017 is coming up soon. On May 5th, we’ll host our 9th annual RE Day here on campus. We hope you’ll be able to join us for a great day of learning about Boys Home! Click HERE for additional information about the event or to RSVP.

Click HERE to see this year’s invitation.

Questions? Contact Lauren by phone at 540-965-7714, or email her at lward@boyshomeofva.org.

Hilltoppers 2017 Season Review

by Jason Cordova, Head Coach


You hear the word a lot, thrown around casually through the course of a conversation. It is often used to describe the morale and character of an individual who overcomes hardships and does not waver from their goals. In an individual it is easy to see the results of meeting the challenge. For a team it is much, much harder.

The Boys Home Basketball Team just wrapped up their season with a 10-19 record. While this does not compare well to last season’s breakout year, it did show how well the team overcame a lot of obstacles to get to that point. It wasn’t a tale of one season, but of two.