UTEP Athletes Form New Charitable Donations Group
Earlier today, athletes from UTEP along with Athletic Director Bob Stull and Senior Associate Athletic Director Julie Lavesque presented a check for $900 to the Humane Society of El Paso. The donation was part of "Miners Give Back", where UTEP athletes donate a portion of their scholarship to a local organization of their choice. Later today, the football team will present a check for $3,000 to the Child Crisis Center.
"In our Life Skills department here at UTEP, we are continually working to develop programs that will prepare our student-athletes to become responsible citizens upon graduation," UTEP Director of Athletics Bob Stull said in a press release. "We feel it is important for our student-athletes to learn that part of becoming successful adults and citizens of a community is to give back to those that are less fortunate. In El Paso, as in all communities, there are not-for-profit organizations that are essential to the health and welfare of our community. Our student-athletes and coaches are pleased to support those organizations."
The UTEP Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will present donations to a minimum of two local organizations each semester. "We were really excited about it and the amount we were able to raise was incredible," UTEP soccer player Aleah Davis told 600 ESPN El Paso. Davis is the community service chair of SAAC.