UTEP to Honor Veterans, Educators at Final Home Football Game

UTEP to Honor Veterans, Educators at Final Home Football Game
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 10:16am

The UTEP Miners’ final home football game Saturday will recognize the military and educators.

Veterans, active-duty military and their family members are invited to a free Military Appreciation Tailgate from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Glory Field (Glory Road and Sun Bowl Drive).

Participants who RSVP also are assured free tickets to the game against the Florida International University Golden Panthers.

Those who plan to attend should send an email to mssc@utep.edu or call 915-747-5342.

At the game, Fort Bliss personnel will be involved in the coin toss and the delivery of the game ball, the formation of the team tunnel out of the Mine Shaft, the color guard and the performance of the National Anthem.

The post’s soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year also will be recognized during the game.

All branches of the military will participate in a halftime re-enlistment ceremony.

These activities conclude The University of Texas at El Paso’s Veterans Appreciation Week.

The University also will honor teachers and administrators from the Paso del Norte region during the game as part of its HEROES (Honoring Educators for Raising Opportunities of Excellence for Students) program, which recognizes the students who choose to study at UTEP and the faculty and staff who motivate and prepare them for higher education.

The teachers will be featured on the stadium’s “fan cams” during the game and one teacher from each district in Region 19 will be honored at half time.

Almost 7,300 K-12 educators and their family members are expected to attend the game.

Game starts at 6pm at the Sun Bowl Stadium.

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