SAN ANTONIO – The UTSA Athletics Department is taking community support to a new level with its goal of donating 5,000 football tickets to military families through the “Tickets for Troops” program.
UTSA is well on its way to achieving that goal thanks to the support of Harvey Najim, Brad Beldon, and Bill and Sid Greehey. Their generosity is just one example of the strong fan support that UTSA Football is experiencing in the 2023 campaign.
Through four home games this season, the Roadrunners are on pace for the second-best average attendance in the program’s history. An average of 30,729 fans have passed through the Alamodome turnstiles this season, giving UTSA the fourth-best attendance in the American Athletic Conference and its best average since welcoming 35,521 fans during the program’s inaugural 2011 campaign.
The “Tickets for Troops” program is the embodiment of UTSA Athletics’ commitment to being a positive force in the community. By giving back on a significant scale within Military City USA, it demonstrates a dedication that extends beyond success on the field to supporting those who serve. For just $10 apiece, fans can purchase “Tickets for Troops” that UTSA will then donate to Fort Sam Houston, Lackland AFB, Randolph AFB and local veteran organizations to attend the Nov. 11 Military Appreciation game against Rice.
“I know UTSA is proud of all of its faculty, staff and students who have served this country in the military,” Najim said. “As an Army veteran, I am honored to recognize those who are stationed in our community and the many military veterans who have chosen to make San Antonio their home. I encourage all UTSA fans to join me in giving back to our military community.”
Join us in participating in the UTSA “Tickets for Troops” program and help spread the word about this extraordinary act of community support. To donate tickets for the “Tickets for Troops” program, click here.
Key Highlights of UTSA Athletics’ “Tickets for Troops” Program:
1. A Grand Gesture of Gratitude: UTSA Athletics is setting a remarkable example of honoring our nation's heroes. The donation of 5,000 football tickets underscores the university's profound appreciation for the sacrifices made by military personnel and their families.
2. A Community United: UTSA Athletics is not just donating tickets; they are creating a platform for community unity. By welcoming military families to UTSA football games, the program fosters a sense of togetherness and strengthens the bonds between the university and the local community.
3. Enriching Lives: The positive impact of this initiative is immeasurable. It offers military families a chance to enjoy a day of entertainment and relaxation, creating cherished memories and connections within their community.
4. An Inspirational Standard: UTSA Athletics' monumental donation of 5,000 tickets sets a precedent for colleges, universities, and sports organizations nationwide. It urges others to engage in similar acts of giving back to their communities and honoring the service of military families.