fundraiser kick-off
Walk for Women's kick-off

Walk for Women's Athletics kicks off fundraising

(Oct. 9, 2006)--Team captains for the UTSA Walk for Women's Athletics assembled Sept. 20 at the Omni Hotel to kick off a six-week fundraising campaign to support the UTSA Female Student-Athlete Scholarship fund.

Co-chair Linda Hardberger, first lady of San Antonio, encouraged the group to literally "take it one step at a time." Hardberger is serving a second year as co-chair with Harriett Romo, UTSA first lady and associate professor of sociology.

Now in its 19th year, the walk has raised more than $1 million to support growing tuition needs of more than 100 female student-athletes participating in nine sports.

Set for Saturday, Oct. 28, this year's walk will feature a health fair, fashion show and silent auction. Participants are asked to raise or donate a minimum of $25 and will receive an official walk T-shirt in addition to eligibility for door prizes and access to a complimentary brunch.

Participants raising more than $25 will be rewarded with UTSA tote bags, sweatshirts and H-E-B gift cards. Participants who raise $100 will be entered into $100 drawings for an Apple iPod, airline tickets and jewelry.

Traditionally, the Women's Walk receives tremendous support from employees and friends of the UTSA community. "Forming a team and attending the walk is always fun," said Women's Walk Director Laura Baker. "And, it allows you to directly impact the lives and futures of many talented young women."

To register for the walk or for information on organizing a team, contact Laura Baker at (210) 458-4182.

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