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Sul Ross athletics gets big check

May 11th, 2017 under Sports

ALPINE — The Sul Ross athletics department got a $6,000 boost through its Century Club and the new turf at the football field was dedicated at a Chamber of Commerce Mixer Thursday, May 4.

The Big Bend Shooting Foundation presented a $6,000 check that was a result of a raffle at last month’s mixer at the Alpine Emergency Response Center.

Three guns were donated and raffle organizer Rick Kelly said all of the tickets were sold.

Kelly donated a .45-calibre automatic hand gun, Sul Ross Vice President for External Affairs Butch Worley provided a .22-calbre rifle and the foundation donated a $500 credit at Sheriff Ronny Dodson’s gun store.

Kelly said the raffle mentioned a Glock 9 millimeter as the top prize but the gift certificate will allow the winner to select any gun from Dodson’s shop.

Several guests gathered in the new field house for hors d’oeuvres and drinks but then moved to the Jackson Field football stadium a few yards away.

There Sul Ross President Bill Kibler, Athletic Director Bobby Mesker and Head Football Coach John Pearce presided over a ribbon cutting with the Alpine Ambassadors to officially launch the new turf.

The artificial turf was installed in time for the 2016 football season last fall.

Moments later, Foundation Registered Agent Dan Petrosky presented an oversized check to Kibler, Mesker and Pearce.

The Century Club provides financial support to Sul Ross athletic programs.

Club endowments help fund recruitment, team travel, awards, graduate assistantships, coaching staff salary support, equipment and supplies, coaching clinics, academic scholarships and other related athletic expenses.

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