(Sept. 3, 2013) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio announces the imminent arrival of its thousand-pound Rowdy the Roadrunner statue. The six-foot-tall, 11-foot-long iron Rowdy was selected by UTSA students and officials to represent the spirit of UTSA for generations into the future.
The public is invited to view the statue in person, take photos with it and make a donation to bring Rowdy home. Members of the UTSA community also will get a sneak peak of the Rowdy statue at the Rowdy Rally at 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6.
Today's announcement marks the beginning of the "Bring Rowdy Home" campaign. UTSA is accepting donations to help Rowdy find a permanent home on the Main Campus. The campaign already has received several generous donations from members of the UTSA community.
Rowdy Rally is a celebration of Roadrunners football, a pep rally and send-off for the team as they head to their final practice before each Saturday home game. After Rowdy Rally, the iron statue will visit the Alamodome for UTSA's inaugural Conference USA home game against Oklahoma State University on Saturday, Sept. 7.
Rowdy will be on display at Sunset Station during the game. The public is invited to view the statue in person, take photos with it and make a donation to bring rowdy home.
>> Make a donation at the UTSA Bring Rowdy Home website.
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