Food connoisseurs and sports enthusiasts alike will find something to please their palate at this year's "The Grape Escape" gourmet food and beverage tasting fund-raiser hosted by The University of Texas-Pan American Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Friday, Aug. 10.
Sponsored by the Bronc Athletic Club, the event will be held from 6-11 p.m. at the Shary Shivers Estate located at 3.5 miles North Shary Road, Palmhurst (north of Mission).
"Whether you are a sports fan, a person who appreciates fine food, an alumnus of UTPA, or just looking for an entertaining Friday evening that supports a great program, you will enjoy this event," said Scott Street, UTPA director of athletics.
While enjoying hors d'oeuvres, attendees can also shop at a silent auction for sports memorabilia, men's and woman's fine jewelry, gift baskets, gift certificates, and much more. Smile Again massage therapists will also be providing complimentary massages for those in attendance. The group After June will provide musical entertainment.
The MVP Title Sponsors for the event are Sodexho and SOCIALIFE News Magazine. Other sponsors for "The Grape Escape" include Lone Star National Bank, International Bank of Commerce, The Sign Depot and Exceptional Wines.
Tickets are $25 per person or $35 a couple and can be purchased in advance by calling the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at 956/381-2221. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
Proceeds from "The Grape Escape" will support athletic scholarships for student-athletes in the 13 intercollegiate sports provided in the UTPA athletics program. For more information on athletics at UTPA, log on to http://utpabroncs.cstv.com.