Texas Tech Hosts Sibling Weekend

University invites prospective Red Raiders to visit campus.

Texas Tech University will host Sibling Weekend Feb. 19-21, 2010. Originating from Parent and Family Relations, Sibling Weekend 2010 is an event designed to be a fun, educational and spirit-filled weekend for Texas Tech students and their siblings between the ages of 8-15. “One of the aims of Sibling Weekend is to let brothers and sisters of Texas Tech students know that Texas Tech is a place for them, too,” said Ken Gassiot, associate director in Parent and Family Relations.  “The Texas Tech family is comprised of many people; alumni, students, staff, faculty and many others.  Younger brothers and sisters share in the collegiate experience just as parents and other family members do and their involvement in our community is essential.  We are working to create an experience that is truly unique and special for all participants.” The primary goal of the weekend is to encourage siblings to come to Texas Tech to spend time with their brother or sister who is a current student, and to participate in a range of fun activities throughout the weekend.  “Our hope is that the younger siblings who participate will create even stronger bonds with their brother or sister who is at Texas Tech and get a sense of what it is like to be a Red Raider,” Gassiot said. The cost is $45 per participant. This includes all meals, men’s basketball tickets for the University of Texas game, official Sibling Weekend t-shirt, Double T drawstring bag and more.  See the full schedule, additional details and the registration form at www.parent.ttu.edu.  Find Texas Tech news, experts and story ideas at www.media.ttu.edu. CONTACT: Ken Gassiot, associate director, Office of Parent and Family Relations, (806) 742-3630, or ken.gassiot@ttu.edu.