UTSA Accepts $10K for 10K Challenge
Roadrunner fans of all ages can take part in pregame festivities. Rowdy Town opens three hours prior to kickoff before each home game and provides the ultimate College Football Game Day experience. Rowdy Town features a fun play area for kids.
University of Texas at San Antonio President Ricardo Romo has accepted a $10,000 challenge from UTSA donors and friends of the university David and Jennifer Spencer to promote student attendance at the final two home football games of the season, Nov. 10 against McNeese State and Nov. 24 against Texas State in the Alamodome.
"We're calling it '$10K for 10K'," David Spencer said. The $10K for 10K Challenge requires that a total of 10,000 UTSA students attend the final two home football games. If the Challenge is met, $5,000 will be donated by the Spencers to the UTSA General Scholarship Fund and $5,000 will be awarded to one lucky student.
"We want to drive student attendance and excitement by having a big celebration on the field after the last game of the season. The Texas State game IS our bowl game, and it's going to be a ton of fun. Because students are our best ambassadors, we wanted to ramp up the fun and excitement," Spencer said. "This challenge is our way of telling the students we love them, we need them, and we want them at these games. Come strong and Be Rowdy. Because with the student's attendance and energy, we will show the world the Alamodome truly is UTSA's home stadium."
Students and fans will be invited onto the field following the Texas State game to join the band, players, and spirit groups to celebrate a great season. And one student at that celebration will win $5,000 cash. The winning student must be present on the field to win. For more information on the $10K for 10K Challenge, please visit http://utsa.edu/gameday/10k-for-10k-challenge.html
Among other activities, the Spencers have supported the university through a gift of $1 million to the College of Engineering and another $250,000 to UTSA athletics.
"The Spencers have been generous supporters of the academic and athletics missions at UTSA," Dr. Romo said. "Since the football program began, they have been among the most energetic and loyal fans. We appreciate them greatly and look forward to meeting their challenge."
UTSA students are admitted to home games free as part of their Athletics Fees charged each semester. Tickets for the final two home games may be purchased by the public at www.goUTSA.com or by calling (210) 458-UTSA (8872).