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UTSA Roadrunners give back by volunteering at San Antonio Food Bank

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UTSA volunteers at San Antonio Food Bank

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(Oct. 25, 2013) -- UTSA Homecoming 2013 was officially kicked off Sunday, Oct. 20 with a Homecoming service project at the San Antonio Food Bank. The San Antonio Food Bank provides food and grocery products to more than 500 partner agencies in 16 counties throughout Southwest Texas. The mission of the SAFB is to fight hunger in Southwest Texas through food distribution, programs, education and advocacy.

More than 60 UTSA students, faculty, staff and alumni teamed up at the local food bank. The initial goal was to sort 14,250 pounds of food, but Roadrunners surpassed the goal and sorted 25,705 pounds that results in providing 20,082 meals.

Members from the Volunteer Organization Involving Community Education and Service (VOICES), the UTSA chapter of the NAACP Student Organization, the UTSA Ambassadors and students from the Leadership and Service Floor were among the volunteers.

Yvonne Pena, UTSA associate dean of students, was among the volunteers and was excited to see so many Roadrunners joining together for a great cause and the turnout for the first Homecoming event of the year.

For more information about Homecoming Week events, visit the UTSA Homecoming website.

For more information on service activities, visit the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center website or go to the Volunteer Services/VOICES office in H-E-B University Center Room 1.216 on the Main Campus, email volunteer@utsa.edu or call 210-458-7291.

 

 

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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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