• September 23, 2021
 Larry K. Durham set to match“Paydirt’s Rally” proceeds; Bidding Starts Aug. 6

The goal of this fundraiser is to raise $150k. Fans are encouraged to continually check www.PaydirtsRally.com to see how the Pick Thermometer progresses.

Larry K. Durham set to match“Paydirt’s Rally” proceeds; Bidding Starts Aug. 6

UTEP’s week-long auction and fundraiser dubbed “Paydirt’s Rally” received a boost on Friday as former Texas Western student-athlete and long-time Miner supporter Larry K. Durham vowed to match all proceeds raised at this year’s event up to $100,000.

 “I am extremely honored to support Paydirt’s Rally,” Larry K. Durham said. “As a former student-athlete, I frequently reflect on my many positive experiences and the lifelong relationships I developed while at TWC aka UTEP. Receiving a scholarship to play football for the Miners made a huge difference in my life. For that, I am both grateful and privileged to give back. I encourage UTEP alumni and fans from across the country to support Paydirt’s Rally!”

 The fundraising event is scheduled for August 6-13 with fans having the opportunity to unite in support of Miner student-athletes through a variety of activities.

Bidding for “Paydirt’s Rally” online auction will begin on August 6, while all proceeds raised will go directly toward supporting UTEP student-athlete scholarships.

The week-long campaign begins on Friday, August 6 and culminates with a live televised event at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aust 13 thanks to the department’s partnership with KVIA ABC-7.

The event will be broadcast on the El Paso-Las Cruces CW and will also be streamed via the KVIA website.

ONLINE AUCTION:

The Paydirt’s Rally online auction will feature numerous unique, exclusive items offered over the course of the week. Bids will begin on Friday, August 6 and will close Friday, August 13.

Several of the exciting items up for auction include: Dallas Cowboys’ tickets, Las Vegas Raiders’ tickets, El Paso Chihuahuas’ Suite, Lajitas Golf Resort package, Sierra Grande – A Ted Turner Resort Package, and many other exclusive, high-end packages.

To start bidding on August 6th, click here. 

 STUDENT-ATHLETE SKILLS CHALLENGE FUNDRAISER:

UTEP student-athletes across a variety of programs will be participating in a wide-ranging list of activities in the skills challenges from August 10 to 13. Depending on the event, the student-athlete will receive points for each successful accomplishment.

Donors will have the opportunity to pledge monetary support toward the campaign on a per-point basis. Fans can go online and start making their pledges.

 PHILANTHROPIC:

Miner fans and supporters will also be able to simply make philanthropic, tax-deductible donations in support of the Miner Athletic Club Scholarship Fund throughout the week. Scholarships for UTEP student-athletes remain the largest annual expense incurred by the athletic department.

Each year, the UTEP athletic department spends over $7 million to provide educational opportunities and assistance for approximately 325 student-athletes. Fans can support today by making a philanthropic gift in support of UTEP student-athletes.

Paydirt’s Rally is sponsored by KVIA ABC-7, Brian Burds Home Selling Team, Enterprise Holdings, Enterprise Car Sales, Enterprise Truck Rental, The Garick Group, Inc., Rudy’s Country Store & Bar-B-Q, Chick’nCone, Cano Steel and former UTEP football player Quintin Demps (Class of 2007) – will include an online auction for Miner fans, student-athlete skills challenges and philanthropic donations to support UTEP Athletics.

For questions or more information, visit www.PaydirtsRally.com, call (915) 747-8759, or email at MAC@utep.edu.

For our complete coverage of UTEP Athletics, click here.

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