Tailgate event planned around BYU-Texas football game is turned into fundraiser to help members and others affected by fires in Austin and surrounding area.
The University of Texas Golf Club in Austin, Texas has revamped a regular tailgating event planned around a Texas Longhorns football game into a fundraiser for the relief effort surrounding the wildfires that have burned hundreds of homes in Austin and surrounding areas. In an E-Bulletin sent to members on September 7, the club announced that its Tailgate Party on Friday night, September 9, planned to kick off activities around the Longhorns’ home game vs. BYU on Saturday night, September 10, would now be turned into a “Support Steiner” Fundraiser, to help support residents of Austin’s Steiner Ranch community, where fire destroyed 23 homes and damaged three others.
“We are turning the UT/BYU Tailgate Party into a fundraising event for our fellow Steiner Ranch neighbors,” the club said in its E-Bulletin. “In an effort to support and raise as much money as possible for those who were affected by the Steiner Ranch fires, this event is open to the public. We encourage our members to invite all Steiner Ranch neighbors and friends.”
The event, for which adults will be charged $20 and children $5, will include dinner, live music, a bouncy house, balloon twisters and face painter for the kids, and an appearance by Bevo, the Texas longhorn steer mascot. Also, a live auction will be held, with proceeds going to Steiner Ranch residents who have incurred losses and to the local Lake Travis Fire & Rescue operation.
In addition, the club will use the event to collect monetary donations in the amount of $20, $50 and $100 that will then be used to purchase gift cards from Home Depot, Lowe’s, Walmart and Target.
“We hope that you’ll all come out and help us make a difference for those in our community and beyond who need it so much right now,” the club said in its promotion of the event.
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