(Nov. 10, 2009)--The Leadership Challenge program in the UTSA College of Business Center for Professional Excellence will host a kick-off event for a yearlong fundraising program to support local families with children battling cancer. The kick-off, a fall carnival, is 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13 at the Convocation Center west lawn on the UTSA Main Campus.
The fundraising program is part of a collaboration of UTSA and local high schools. The Leadership Challenge program will host three fundraisers during the academic year. Participating organizations will host fundraising and social events throughout the year including concerts, fashion shows, parties and athletics competitions. The activities will culminate with the "For The Kids UTSA Dance Marathon," where university and community groups will join with families affected by pediatric cancer.
Members of UTSA registered student organizations can volunteer to host a booth (event or food) in exchange for community service hours. UTSA events will be coordinated by the Leadership Challenge class.
For more information, contact Jeremy Patton at (210) 458-4778.
For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.
Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.
Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.
All campuses will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Cheer on the UTSA Roadrunners at their home-opener against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St.
As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Love of theater, history leads Lee grad to pursue anthropology degree
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