(Feb. 10, 2014) -- The UTSA student organization Alpha Omega will host a fundraiser to benefit Chance for Africa at 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16 in the H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104) on the UTSA Main Campus. There will be live music, coffee and conversation.
Free and open to the public, participants will have the opportunity to sponsor students in Africa who need help to finish a high school education.
Chance for Africa is a program that sponsors African school children. Since school is not free and often unaffordable for poorer families, sponsoring a student for $100 to $500 could make a dramatic difference.
While a high school diploma in America is a significant achievement and is a contributing factor to financial stability, it has a much more dramatic effect and is often necessary for the survival of a family in many African countries.
>> Read more about the project at ChanceForAfrica.org. For more information about the UTSA event, contact Jeff Henderson at 210-860-4043 or stop by Feb. 10-14 at the information table outside the bookstore on the Main Campus.
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
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