Fellow Tar Heels – Thank you to each of you for your continued care for and support of our Carolina student-athletes. At such a challenging time, it is heartening to see Tar Heels stepping forward at Carolina and in their own communities.

In an effort to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Rams Club offices will remain closed on-site in Chapel Hill until further notice. The staff is still hard at work supporting our student-athletes and you! If you would like to speak to a team member, you can consult the staff directory here or call the primary phone line at 919-843-2000. Please note that most calls will roll to voicemail because no one is physically in the office, but staff members are committed to returning your call as quickly as possible during our business hours of 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday. You can email our team with general inquiries at ramsclub@ramsclub.com as well.

The closure of most offices on campus has led to modifications in mail pickup and gift processing. Gifts made by mail in the form of a check are being processed as soon as received, but you might experience a slight delay in checks clearing your account. As always, you can access your account or make a gift in support of Tar Heel student-athletes online at www.RamsClub.com.

Please stay safe and healthy! And remember it’s always a great day to be a Tar Heel!


A message from Mack Brown

#HeelsHelping

Dean Smith once said, "There is a point in every contest when sitting on the sidelines is not an option." We love seeing the stories of Tar Heels helping their communities and the world. In these uncertain times, we are proud of share a few of the stories of how some Rams Club members and Tar Heel student-athletes have stepped forward to lend a much-needed hand.

Our heartfelt thanks go out to all of the people who are selflessly helping others in our communities. Please know that Chapel Hill will be ready for you when we can all gather together again. Stay safe, Tar Heels!


Teaming Up for COVID-19 Relief

In Philadelphia, local women’s lacrosse rivals have teamed up to provide relief to members of the community affected by the coronavirus, like hygiene kits to people without a home and appreciation kits to frontline workers. Former Women’s Lacrosse player Amy Havrilla Horcutt is the head coach of Conestoga team, and her team’s captain is leading this initiative. Read more about how the Lacrosse Village initiative is providing relief in Philadelphia.


Giving Back to Hometown High School

Former Men’s Basketball Player Harrison Barnes, who currently plays for the Sacramento Kings, has announced that he will donate almost $200,000 to the Ames Community School District. The donation will be used to upgrade a high school gym in Ames, Iowa, where Barnes is from. Read more about how Barnes is helping his hometown.


Turning Spirits into Sanitizer

Springtime at Top of the Hill brings to mind a very specific sound: the plop, plop, plop of fresh blueberries dropped into pints of blueberry wheat beer. ... You can still get the beer, (but) they’ve put a pause on the lizard chips and burgers at the restaurant and pivoted to hand sanitizer instead. Read more about how Rams Club member Scott Maitland is turning spirits into sanitizer.


On the Frontlines of COVID-19 Logistics

The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe and the world of logistics has been turned upside down. ... Out of this melee, some logistics firms have capitalized on the moment, finding new sources of demand and new roles to fill in a crisis that’s unlike anything we’ve seen before." Read more about how Rams Club member Wes Wheeler is leading from the frontlines of the COVID-19 logistics.


Making Critical Healthcare Products Logistics

High Point-based Culp Inc. (NYSE: CULP) announced it has reprioritized some of its operations to manufacture critical products needed for health care, essential infrastructure and public health." Read more about how Rams Club member Iv Culp is reorienting production to provide vital help.


CEO Sacrifices Salary for Frontline Workers

Kent Taylor, the founder and chief executive officer of Texas Roadhouse, has chosen to forgo his base salary and incentive bonus from the March 18 to Jan. 7, 2021 pay period, according to a company filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday. All of that money "will be made available to assist front-line hourly restaurant employees," according to the filing.” Read more about how former track and field student-athlete Kent Taylor is sacrificing his salary for frontline workers.


Helping Feed Those in Need

Kealia Ohai and her husband J.J. Watt have personally donated $350,000 to the Houston Food Bank. … The donation will provide over one million meals for those in need during the coronavirus or COVID-19 break across the United States.” Read more about how former soccer student-athlete Kealia Ohai is helping feed those in need.

Rams Club members celebrate National Student-Athlete Day