In a spirited effort to boost support for Roadrunners Football, UTSA Campaign Leadership Council member and local philanthropist Harvey E. Najim has committed $2 million to the program. In addition, Najim has purchased more than 7,100 tickets for over 60 organizations in San Antonio and surrounding areas to enjoy the season home opener on Saturday, September 9 at the Alamodome.
Najim’s charitable gift will go toward an unrestricted fund managed by Head Football Coach Jeff Traylor, with $1 million donated toward the current season and $1 million pledged for next season.
This is the second consecutive season that Najim has made a bulk purchase of game tickets for the community. He and other university donors leveraged the Roadrunner Rally Ticket Donation program, a UTSA Athletics initiative that enables individuals or companies to sponsor tickets for groups or organizations in San Antonio and surrounding communities.
Last season, Najim made it possible for more than 2,000 San Antonians to attend UTSA’s Conference USA Championship game against North Texas. The Roadrunners triumphed and took home their second consecutive C-USA championship.
“I’ve come to know Harvey Najim very well during my time in San Antonio. It’s clear he has a deep passion for the Roadrunners and belief in what we’re building here. This investment will have a huge impact on our program and student-athletes, and he continues to inspire others with his interest in raising UTSA’s visibility to thousands of community members," said Traylor.
UTSA Athletics is extremely grateful to him for his generosity and his support in helping thousands of Roadrunners Football fans.
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