The Miner Caravan made the first of five Summer stops on Saturday at The Outlet Shoppes at El Paso Saturday.
The guests at this week’s Caravan include UTEP Director of Athletics Jim Senter, football head coach Dana Dimel, football defensive coordinator Bradley Dale Peveto, football offensive coordinator Dave Warner, volleyball head coach Ben Wallis and soccer head coach Kathryn Balogun. In addition, five Miner student-athletes will attend – Lucas Flores and Reynaldo Flores (football), Madison Hill and Savannah Marenco (volleyball), and Bella Benavides (soccer).
“We are excited to kick off our Miner Caravan series this weekend,” Senter said. “This will be a great opportunity for the fans to come out, meet and engage with our coaches and student-athletes, and get fired up for our fall sports seasons. We’ve launched our 915 Campaign to rally the city around UTEP Athletics, so it’s fitting that for the first Caravan, our guests are Miner student-athletes from El Paso.”
One of the goals of the 915 Campaign is to sell out UTEP’s first football game of the season versus North Texas on Aug. 27. Capacity in the Sun Bowl is 45,971, and over 50 percent of the tickets have already been issued for the game. UTEP hasn’t sold out a game in the Sun Bowl since 2008.
“We are so grateful to all the Miner fans and businesses that have gotten on board with the 915 campaign and purchased tickets to the North Texas game,” Senter said. “To be over 50 percent of the way to a sellout two and a half months prior to the game is just amazing. If you don’t have your ticket, you can take advantage of our $9.15 special at the Caravan on Saturday!”
Fans can purchase $9.15 tickets to the August 27 football game at each of the Miners’ Caravan stops.
Future Caravan stops are Showtyme Sports Grill (June 25), the El Paso Chihuahuas game versus Round Rock (July 16), Cielo Vista Mall (July 23) and Camp Cohen Water Park (July 30).