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Nationally Renowned Former UTEP Miner Jon Dorenbos Set to Headline 2022 “Orange Fever Fiesta Presented by Madrid Law Firm” on May 7

Jon Dorenbos, long snapper on the 2000 Western Athletic Conference champion UTEP football team who later became a 14-year NFL veteran, motivational speaker and professional magician, will headline the 2022 edition of “Orange Fever Fiesta Presented by Madrid Law Firm.”

Returning to an in-person event for the first time in three years, “Orange Fever Fiesta” is the annual fundraiser for UTEP Athletics.  All proceeds support UTEP student-athlete scholarships.  This year’s event will be held on Saturday, May 7 at 6 p.m. at the Hotel Paso del Norte, downtown El Paso.

“We can’t be more excited about the return of ‘Orange Fever Fiesta’ to an in-person experience,” UTEP Director of Athletics Jim Senter said.  “We are so grateful to Jon Dorenbos for being a part of this year’s event.  It promises to be the best ‘OFF’ ever with Jon delivering a powerful and uplifting message, and thrilling the audience with his awe-inspiring magic.  Plus, it’s all for a great cause – raising monies to fund UTEP student-athlete scholarships.”

Dorenbos began performing magic at the age of 12.  It became a coping mechanism after he experienced tragedy at a young age.  He started playing football as a freshman in high school, parlaying it into a scholarship at UTEP.  He went on to become the Miners’ long snapper for three seasons (2000-02), including during the 8-4, Humanitarian Bowl campaign of 2000.  Signed as an undrafted free agent, he played for four teams in the NFL (Buffalo, Tennessee, Philadelphia, New Orleans).  He was two-time All-Pro for Philadelphia (2009, 2014) and received a Super Bowl LII championship ring.

Off the field, Dorenbos was a finalist on America’s Got Talent in 2016.  He has made regular appearances on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.  He is a world-class speaker on Fortune 500 stages, sharing his inspiring journey from tragedy to self discovery.  Dorenbos currently has a best-selling book on Amazon, “Life is Magic,” with a movie in the works written by Academic Award winner John Gattis.

Dorenbos is currently on a sold-out national theatrical magic tour with MGM International Casinos and is delighted that he will be performing for his alma mater at UTEP.

“Orange Fever Fiesta” will also feature a silent and live auction with exclusive Miner memorabilia and fan experiences. To donate an auction item, please contact the Miner Athletic Club by phone (915-747-8759) or email ([email protected]).

Tickets are on sale now by visiting www.UTEPMiners.com/OFF.  Two ticket prices are available — $150 (includes cash bar) and $200 (includes open bar).  Dinner is provided at each pricing level.


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