Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXASFor the fourth consecutive year, the UTRGV Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is giving away 500 #RallyTheValley T-shirts, and is offering “buy one, get one free” vouchers at corporate partner locations.
The event is part of UTRGV Athletics’ fourth annual “Pack the House” night for the men's basketball game against New Mexico State. The game is 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the recently renovated UTRGV Fieldhouse.
Members of the incoming freshman class who have received Top Scholarship Awards worth up to $40,000 have been invited by UTRGV Strategic Enrollment and will be honored throughout the game.
The coaching staffs of both teams will be wearing sneakers with their suits as part of Coaches vs. Cancer’s Suits and Sneakers Week, to help raise awareness for the fight against cancer.
The Pack the House party starts at 5:30 p.m. at Vaquero Village, the newly opened community space located in the courtyard in front of the Fieldhouse.
The vouchers are good for tickets of equal or lesser value and are available at the following locations while supplies last:
  • Golden Chick (401 Sugar Road, Edinburg).
  • Hacienda Ford (3010 W. University Dr., Edinburg).
  • McAllen Chamber of Commerce (1200 Ash Ave., McAllen).
  • Navy Army Community Credit Union (3010 S. McColl Road, Edinburg).
  • Taco Palenque (1414 W University Drive., Edinburg).
  • Topgolf (1901 I-2, Pharr).
  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott (502 W. Trenton Road, Edinburg).
  • University Draft House (2405 W. University Drive, Edinburg).
  • Walk On's (415 W Trenton Road, Edinburg).
Vouchers can be redeemed at the box office on game day or by contacting the UTRGV Fan Relationship Management Center (FRMC) team of Carlos Muñoz (956-665-3747) and Tiffany Ochoa (956-665-3415) or through email at tickets@utrgv.edu.


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.