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WAF receives donation from SAM’S CLUB
By Julie Villarreal, Public Affairs Specialist
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Posted: 08/03/2004
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The University of Texas-Pan American Women’s Athletics Fundraisers received a $250 donation from SAM’S CLUB Tuesday, August 3 to be used towards this year’s fundraiser event – The Roaring Twenties Gala.


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Pictured from left to right are Irma Ramirez, SAM'S CLUB marketing director; Lynn Jimerson, co-chair for the UTPA Women's Athletics Fundraisers; Pegjahngy Moses, assistant athletic director for comliance/S.W.A; Jennifer Piwonka, senior UTPA Women's basketall player; Louis Pack, SAM'S CLUB general manager; Dr. Gilbert Farmer, SAM'S CLUB volunteer; and Annie Tellez, SAM'S CLUB volunteer.

A gala, which is held every year to raise money for young female athletes, is scheduled for October 30 at 7 p.m. at the Shary Shivers Estate, 3.5 Miles North Shary Road in Mission. It will include live music, dancing, a casino, a live and silent auction, blackboard auction, hors d’ oeuvres and much more. Tickets are $50 per person.

SAM’S CLUB, part of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., was able to contribute to the Gala through the Volunteerism Always Pays program (VAP), which gives grants to local organizations when a store associate volunteers their time to that particular organization.

Wal-Mart associates volunteered more than $1 million hours of their time to their favorite charities last year. As a result, millions of dollars in VAP grants were donated to local organizations nationwide.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates Wal-Mart Stores, Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets and SAM’S CLUBS in all 50 states. It has contributed more than $160 million to support communities and local non-profit organizations.

For tickets, to donate or to volunteer, contact Lynn Jimerson at 956/292-7311.

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