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UTSA Staff Council hosts Strikes for Scholarships bowling fundraiser March 3

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(Feb. 3, 2014) -- The UTSA Staff Council invites UTSA faculty, staff, students and friends to attend its 2014 "Strikes for Scholarships" bowling fundraiser and silent auction from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, March 3 at University Bowl, 12332 West Interstate 10, San Antonio, near De Zavala Road.

Monies raised from the evening fundraiser will support Staff Council's annual scholarship, awarded to two UTSA staff undergraduate students and two UTSA staff graduate students.

The UTSA Staff Council serves as the voice for UTSA staff on a variety of issues and includes at least one staff member from each vice presidential area of the university.

Justin Bingham, student financial aid coordinator and 2013-14 Staff Council chair, says, "In 2010, the Staff Council approved to increase the award amounts from two $250 annual scholarships to a total of four $500 annual scholarships to help two undergraduate and two graduate students that are also benefits eligible staff members defray their educational expenses. Strikes for Scholarships will continue this tradition.

"It is wonderful to know that the Strikes for Scholarships event raises the funds to fully support the four scholarships each year and we look forward to another fantastic event on March 4 that will allow us to continue this important mission."

The "Strikes for Scholarships" bowling fundraiser will include a silent auction, giveaways, door prizes and spirited competition. Teams up to eight bowlers, individual bowlers and families are welcome to attend.

Two bowling games and rental shoes will be included in the entry fee, $17 per person for those registered and paid by Feb. 21 and $20 per person for those registered after Feb. 21.  The deadline for regular registration is Friday, Feb. 28.

Those unable to attend the fundraiser but who would like to support the UTSA Staff Council Scholarship Fund can give by visiting the UTSA Staff Council website and selecting the "Donate" button.

To learn more about "Strikes for Scholarships" and to reserve a lane for your team or individual bowler, contact Cynthia Orth, management reporting and administrative systems, at 210-458-4343 or cynthia.orth@utsa.edu

For more information or to download a flier for the event, visit the UTSA Staff Council website.

 

 

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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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