Join fellow alumni, parents, friends, and fans in the Bahamas as the Virginia Cavaliers men’s basketball team participates in the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament at Paradise Island. The UVA Clubs Program has several fun events planned for those making the trip. We hope you will join us and celebrate UVA, tropical style!
Wednesday, November 21
Welcome to the Island Reception and Pre-Game Social
Fathoms, near the Royal Towers
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free; Heavy appetizers and cash bar
Be welcomed to paradise by fellow Wahoo friends and fans, tropical fish, and sharks! Mark your arrival with a reception and pre-game social before Virginia takes on Middle Tennessee State. We will gather in a private area of Fathoms reserved especially for Virginia fans. The venue offers aquarium views of the underwater ruins of Atlantis and its marine inhabitants. Enjoy great food and island drinks before heading to the game.
Thursday, November 22
Thanksgiving Day Caribbean Luncheon & Guest Speaker Barry Parkhill
This event has reached capacity
Café at the Great Hall of Waters – Royal Tower Lobby
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Buffet lunch and tropical drinks ($25 per person; free for children 12 & under)
Let’s gather together to give thanks for food, friends, and our Wahoo family at a relaxing island style buffet lunch. A few of the specialty foods offered include chicken and corn soup, spiced chicken and sweet plantains, snapper with corn and black bean salsa, traditional island peas and rice, and an assortment of island desserts. Celebrate the holiday with other Virginia fans, share highlights from your vacation, talk about the game ahead, and enjoy special remarks by guest speaker Barry Parkhill (CLAS ’73).
About Barry Parkhill:
Barry Parkhill’s first association with the University of Virginia began in the fall of 1969 when he enrolled as a scholarship basketball player. From 1970-73, he established himself as one of the greatest all-purpose guards in Atlantic Coast Conference history. He was named the ACC Basketball Player of the Year and ACC Athlete of the Year as a junior in 1972 after leading the conference in scoring. Virginia posted a 21-7 record that season and advanced to postseason play (NIT) for the second time in school history. Following his senior season, the two-time All-American was a first-round draft choice by both the Virginia Squires of the American Basketball Association and the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association.
Parkhill earned his bachelor’s degree in education from UVA in 1973 and moved on to play three seasons in the ABA. He returned to his alma mater in 1977 to serve as a graduate assistant coach under former head coach Terry Holland. In the following years, Parkhill held coaching positions at the College of William and Mary, St. Michael’s College, and the Naval Academy. He also worked as a consultant with Blue Cross & Blue Shield Insurance Company. Parkhill was appointed to his current role as the Associate Director of Athletics for Development in 1998.
Friday, November 23
Pre-Game Social and Tournament Celebration
Cafe at the Great Hall of Waters
Two hours before Virginia’s tip-off
Free; Light food and cash bar
As the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament comes to a close, meet up with fellow UVA alumni, parents, friends, and fans one final time before heading home. This is an informal gathering with light food and a cash bar. Look for fans in orange and blue! This gathering is sure to spark your excitement before Virginia’s final round in the tournament.
Battle 4 Atlantis Tickets
Find more information on the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament and Tournament tickets. If you’re staying offsite, you can find Tournament tickets here. This is Virginia’s first trip to the eighth annual Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament.