UTEP Athletics Unveils #ElPasoStrong Campaign
UTEP Athletics announced today details for their #ElPasoStrong campaign, which includes season openers at home for football, volleyball, soccer, and men's basketball.
"Anyone who has spent even the slightest bit of time in our great community has been touched by the warm, loving and welcoming nature of El Pasoans,” Director of Athletics Jim Senter said in the school's official release. "The events of Aug. 3rd left us shaken, but it hasn’t deterred our spirit. Our objective is to not only pay tribute to the victims of this senseless violence, but to celebrate all things that make El Paso so wonderful – including the efforts of the first responders and other heroes in the face of this unspeakable tragedy."
All proceeds from UTEP's exhibition basketball game against Texas Tech on October 12th will go to a non-profit supporting the victims of the August 3rd tragedy. The Miners will also kick off their "ElPasoStrong campaign on August 22nd when the soccer team hosts Wyoming. The school will have tributes for the football home opener on August 31st versus Houston Baptist and the volleyball home opener on September 6th against Coppin State. The UTEP football team will wear #ElPasoStrong decals on their football helmets throughout the 2019 season and a special "Everything El Paso" halftime celebration will take place on August 31st at the Sun Bowl.
All tickets for the Texas Tech exhibition men's basketball game are general admission and are on sale now for $10. Fans can purchase them either at the UTEP Ticket Center, located at 2901 North Mesa next to the Don Haskins Center and the UTEP Ticket Center East Side location, located at 1452 Zaragoza Suite A-1500. Tickets can also be purchased by calling (915) 747-5234 as well as online at www.utepminers.com/tickets. Parking for the exhibition game will not be reserved and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.