November 19, 2008
Chancellor Kent Hance announced Nov.19 that donations of $2.3 million received over the past two weeks have pushed Texas Tech University over its fundraising goal for the expansion of Jones AT&T Stadium.
“We have had tremendous response from Red Raider fans and are thankful to all our generous donors,” Hance said. “With fundraising efforts for the east side expansion now complete, I’m happy to announce the groundbreaking celebration will take place before our last home game of the season on Nov. 29.”
Hance said that recent donations were matched by Board of Regents member Larry Anders. Anders pledged two weeks ago to match all new donations towards the stadium expansion up to $1 million. His generosity drew $1.3 million in additional contributions which he matched with his own $1 million contribution.
“Larry is a great friend to Texas Tech and we appreciate his leadership and generous financial support in our efforts to complete the funding for the stadium expansion project,” Hance said. “His matching offer motivated a lot of people to step up and helped us exceed our target.”
For more information about the Jones AT&T stadium expansion, contact Andrea Long Tirey, Texas Tech director of athletic development, (806) 742-1785 ext. 231.