DENTON, Texas (11/8/12) - There was no football game Wednesday night, but the press box at Apogee Stadium was packed full of people making phone calls. Mean Green student-athletes took part in the first-annual North Texas Athletics Thank-A-Thon at Apogee Stadium as more than 40 student-athletes volunteered to call Mean Green Club members to thank them for their support.
"The student athletes had a blast making the calls," said North Texas Student-Athlete Affairs Coordinator Michele Lowry. "There were a lot of messages left, but many athletes got to speak to the members of the Mean Green Club. They were so excited when the members knew who they were and some of their stats. This is definitely something that will become a tradition at North Texas, and we want to continue to show our appreciation to those who give to our athletic community."
Each student-athlete called about 20 Mean Green Club members, and over 900 thank-yous were made. The remaining calls will be made over the next few days.
"It was a great experience to reach out and talk to the individuals and families that help fund what we do on a daily basis," said football student-athlete Nic Summerfield. "Without their support, many of our athletes would not have the opportunity to play ball at the college level, and for that we are truly grateful."
The Mean Green Club raises funds for North Texas athletic scholarships. Donations to the Mean Green Club help support nearly 350 North Texas student-athletes each year, and provide them with the best collegiate experience possible.
To learn more how to become a member of the Mean Green Club, visit the Mean Green Club website.