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Texas Tech’s 2015 Sibling Weekend Kicks Off Friday

K’Leigh Sims

April 22, 2015

Kids between the ages of 8 and 15 will experience the life of a college student with their older brothers and sisters.

WHAT: 2015 Sibling Weekend

WHEN: Friday and Saturday (April 24-25)

WHERE: Texas Tech University           

EVENT: Texas Tech University's Parent and Family Relations will host the 2015 Sibling Weekend, where students' brothers and sisters ages 8-15 will experience life as a Red Raider when they visit campus for a weekend.

Kids who attend will participate in several activities on campus, including swimming in the outdoor leisure pool at the Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center, a Red Raider breakfast, classroom experience and a Texas Tech baseball game against Oklahoma State University (OSU) at Rip Griffin Park.

Media are invited to select events throughout the weekend. These events include:

  • Rec Center Activities, Friday (April 24), 7-9 p.m.: Students and their siblings can swim in the outdoor leisure pool, play basketball and racquetball at the Rec Center, Texas Tech's premier student sports facility.
  • Red Raider Breakfast, Saturday (April 25), 9 a.m.: Those participating in Sibling Weekend will eat breakfast at the food court in the Student Union Building with their official Sibling Weekend T-shirt.
  • Classroom Experience, Saturday (April 25), 11 a.m. to noon: Students' younger brothers and sisters will experience what it's like to be in a real college classroom with Texas Tech professors in the Chemistry Building, Room 049.
  • Texas Tech Baseball Game vs. OSU, Saturday (April 25), 2 p.m.: Sibling Weekend participants will attend a Red Raider baseball game at Rip Griffin Park to cheer on Texas Tech as they play against OSU.

For more information about Sibling Weekend, visit Texas Tech's Parent and Family Relations website.

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CONTACT:  Pamela Carrizales, unit coordinator, Parent and Family Relations, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-6705 or pamela.carrizales@ttu.edu.