Barber twins make big donation to Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- NFL players Tiki and Ronde Barber have combined to donate $1 million to their alma mater, the University of Virginia.

The donation is part of the university's $3 billion fund-raising campaign.


The twin brothers graduated from the Atlantic Coast Conference school in 1997 and now play in the NFL. Tiki is a running back with the New York Giants and Ronde is a defensive back with Tampa Bay.

On its Web site, the school said the gift will be divided among the McIntire School of Commerce (business); the University of Virginia Children's Hospital; the school's Alumni Association; the Walter N. Ridley Scholarship Fund, which benefits African-American students; and the Young Alumni Council.

"We want to be an example to other alumni to participate in this campaign," said Ronde Barber.

"The meaning of philanthropy is being able to make a difference to those who helped push you up," Tiki Barber added.

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