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Tech Athletics Gives to Wounded Warriors

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The Arkansas Tech University Department of Athletics has completed its year-long charitable support of the Wounded Warrior Project by presenting the organization with a donation of $2,320.

Steve Mullins (photographed, far left), director of athletics and head football coach at Arkansas Tech, and Kristy Bayer (photographed, far right), assistant athletic director, senior women’s administrator and head volleyball coach at Arkansas Tech, made the check presentation on Friday, May 4.

Scott Wood (photographed, middle), instructor and recruiter in the Army ROTC program at Arkansas Tech, accepted the donation on behalf of the Wounded Warrior Project.

The funds were raised through a variety of events throughout the 2011-12 academic year, including the auctioning of special uniforms worn in a match by the Tech volleyball team and special shooting shirts worn by the Tech basketball teams during pre-game warm-ups.

“The Arkansas Tech Department of Athletics identifies a worthy cause each academic year as a way of giving back to the community,” said Bayer. "The hard work of our student-athletes and the generosity of our fans have allowed us to contribute to organizations like the Arkansas Rice Depot, the Salvation Army and Main Street Mission in recent years.

“This year, we wanted our charitable efforts to benefit the people of the U.S. military who sacrifice each and every day so that we can enjoy our many freedoms,” continued Bayer. “We are proud to partner with the Wounded Warrior Project and recognize those who have served our country.”

According to the organization’s Web site (http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/), the Wounded Warrior Project has three purposes: to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members; to help injured service members aid and assist each other; and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

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