Night With Champions raises over $99,000 for football summer school scholarships - LINK
Texas A&M University-Commerce's inaugural Night With Champions to raise funds for football summer school scholarships, held on February 23, was a rousing success.
An astounding $99,355 was raised on the night between table donations, bucket bidding, special scholarship gifts, and silent/live auction proceeds.
"Our National Championship was truly a team championship, involving our student-athletes, staff, university campus, city, and community," said Lion head coach Colby Carthel. "The support we received from Night With Champions exemplifies the spirit and generosity of the larger team, and go a long way helping our kids graduate and keeping our program competing at the national level!"
A Best in Class meal was provided by presenting sponsor Sodexo for those in attendance and the athletics department received assistance from multiple departments on campus, including the Rayburn Student Center and Institutional Advancement.
"For our first major fundraising event like this, I can't imagine how Night With Champions could have gone much better," said director of athletics Tim McMurray. "Seeing our Lion family come together to support an important project like football summer school scholarships was an awesome sight, and I look forward to this being an annual event in support of our Best in Class student-athletes."
National Champion partners for the night were Meador Commerce Auto Group, Rosalie and Frank Turner, the Texas A&M University System, and the Texas A&M University–Commerce Office of the President.
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