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UTRGV Athletics partnering with Food Bank RGV and HEB on hurricane disaster relief efforts

EDINBURG, TEXAS – AUG. 28, 2017 – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) and its Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Monday a partnership with the Food Bank RGV and H-E-B to collect supplies to be distributed in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.

The Food Bank RGV is encouraging the donation of:

  • Bottled Water
  • Peanut Butter
  • Easy Open Tuna
  • Potted Meat
  • Vienna Sausages
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper

UTRGV Athletics will be collecting donations at the athletics administration office in EHPE1 and at the Comedor in Brownsville from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and at the scheduled home UTRGV men’s and women’s soccer matches Thursday through Sunday.

Fans donating at least five individual non-perishable food items at the UTRGV Athletics main office will receive a voucher good for free admission to any of the UTRGV men’s and women’s soccer home matches scheduled for Thursday through Sunday.

Fans donating at least five non-perishable food items at the UTRGV Soccer and Track & Field Complex on match day will receive free admission to that night’s matches.

Current UTRGV students, who already receive free admission, will receive Orange Out for Hunger Action Month T-shirts when donating at the matches, while supplies last.

All fans are encouraged to wear orange throughout the weekend to show support for disaster relief efforts.

Thursday – Women’s Soccer
Lamar vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 4 p.m.
UTRGV vs. Stetson, 7 p.m.

Friday – Men’s Soccer
Houston Baptist vs. Omaha, 4 p.m.
UTRGV vs. St. Bonaventure, 7 p.m.

Saturday – Women’s Soccer
Stetson vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 4 p.m.
UTRGV vs. Lamar, 7 p.m.

Sunday – Men’s Soccer
Houston Baptist vs. St. Bonaventure, 4 p.m.
UTRGV vs. Omaha, 7 p.m.

MEDIA CONTACTS

Jonah.Goldberg@utrgv.edu
Associate Athletic Director for Communications / (956) 665-2240 or (516) 659-1177

Marci.Caltabiano@UTRGV.edu 
UTRGV Director of News and Internal Communications / 956-665-2742