• September 20, 2020
 KVIA to broadcast, stream UTEP’s “Orange Fever Fiesta” to Raise Money for Student-Athlete Scholarships

KVIA to broadcast, stream UTEP’s “Orange Fever Fiesta” to Raise Money for Student-Athlete Scholarships

Thanks to a partnership with KVIA this year’s “Orange Fever Fiesta,” UTEP Athletics’ annual fundraising event to support student-athlete scholarships, will return on Saturday, August 15 via a live broadcast and streaming to web-enabled devices.

“We are delighted to team up with KVIA-TV for this year’s ‘Orange Fever Fiesta,'” UTEP Director of Athletics Jim Senter said.  “Unfortunately we are unable to hold an in-person event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are so grateful to KVIA-TV for stepping up to the plate and providing us with a forum to engage Miner fans throughout the community, all for a tremendous cause – raising monies to offset the cost of student-athlete scholarships.”
“Orange Fever Fiesta” will be broadcast live and streamed starting at 7 pm on August 15 and will be shown live on the El Paso – Las Cruces CW as well as streamed live at www.kvia.com.
“ABC-7 is honored to partner with UTEP to produce ‘Orange Fever Fiesta,'” KVIA-TV General Manager Kevin Lovell said.  “This year’s UTEP athletic department fundraiser will be carried live on the El Paso – Las Cruces CW as well as streamed live at www.KVIA.com.  Let’s raise some money to help inspire our student-athletes at UTEP!”
Fans will have the opportunity to bid on premium auction items at “Orange Fever Fiesta,” while enjoying appearances by UTEP coaches and student-athletes.  Some of the auction items will be unveiled on social media in an exclusive “sneak peek” beginning on August 10.  Fans can bid on these items from the comfort of their own home by using “Bid Pal.”
The Bid Pal link can be found on the Miner Athletic Club website.
College officials share that UTEP student-athletes were affected by the cancellation of spring events and the shifting of classes from in-person to online.  The UTEP athletic department experienced the loss of significant revenue streams, resulting in fiscal uncertainty at the onset of the 2020-21 athletic year.
“With that in mind, the goal is to raise a record amount (minimum $225,000) at this year’s event,” UTEP Athletics officials added. “The funds raised at “Orange Fever Fiesta” will directly support the Annual Scholarship Fund, while helping UTEP Athletics – administration, staff, coaches and student-athletes – navigate these challenging times.”
For more information on “Orange Fever Fiesta” visit the Miner Athletic Club website, call (915) 747-5841 or email (mac@utep.edu).

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