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Faculty and staff: Donate to SECC by Nov. 6, get chance to win Spurs tickets

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(Nov. 4, 2009)--UTSA President Ricardo Romo will give two Spurs tickets to a faculty or staff member who donates to the UTSA 2009 State Employee Charitable Campaign by 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6. Those who have already made a pledge to SECC or who make a pledge by 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6 will be entered in the drawing for the two tickets for the Monday, Nov. 9 Spurs game versus Toronto.

The SECC participation deadline was extended to Nov. 6. The participation rate is at 51 percent (and climbing) with a participation goal of 91 percent. Last year, UTSA participation was 78 percent, which ranked UTSA No. 1 in the UT System.

>> Donate online to SECC. (If you have problems donating online or have questions, contact Tammy Fernandez at (210) 458-5102.)

"This is your opportunity to help people across San Antonio and Bexar County with your participation in SECC," said Romo. "I want to thank UTSA faculty and staff members for your past support, which has demonstrated UTSA's heritage of caring and helping others. With our SECC participation goal of 91 percent, we need your help once again. It's not how much you give -- it's that you participate."

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Have a heart and take part in UTSA's 2009 State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC), which runs through 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6. SECC is the annual workplace giving campaign for State of Texas employees. With a 91-percent participation goal, remember -- "We're not done 'til we're 91!"

>> Donate online and learn more at the UTSA State Employee Charitable Campaign Web site and watch for more stories on UTSA Today.

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

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.

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