Skip to main content

ESPN's Scott Van Pelt Agrees To Finish Maryland Student Sports Radio Station Fundraiser

Scott Van Pelt talks about the College Football Playoff.

ESPN.

Scott Van Pelt is a proud Maryland alumnus, and proved it once again today, agreeing to finish off funding for a student radio station after a broadcaster reached out via Twitter.

With over $1,200 to go to reach WMUC's $8,000 goal, student broadcaster Liam Beatus cold tweeted Van Pelt this afternoon about the fundraiser. He probably didn't expect a direct response, but he got one.

Beatus was clearly pretty excited about the whole thing.

Here's where Van Pelt's money (and the $6,840 that has already been raised) is going, from the GoFundMe-style Maryland fundraiser page:

What we need: Our goal of $8,000 will replenish what we have spent in the last two years. We have learned that it costs approximately $4,000 to travel per year; although our hope is we will be successful in expanding the fund to allow us to spend $5,000 per year so we can cover more soccer, women's basketball and lacrosse. The more money we raise, the more away games we can bring to the airwaves. It costs a lot of money to be in the Big Ten and travel, but we are committed to using our resources in the best way possible.

Well done, SVP.

[@_JakeRussell]