CANYON -- Toot'n Totum announced a $100,000-plus commitment to West Texas A&M University as part of the University's "Share Your Pride" campaign. The five-year commitment will help establish an endowed scholarship program to benefit students beginning with the 2014-2015 academic school year.
In addition to a cash donation by Tootn Totum, a major component of the program will be an annual fund raiser by University student groups to sell $10 tickets for a chance to win a $10,000 pre-paid bank card. Tootn Totum has underwritten the cost, and each student organization will receive $5 for every ticket sold to help with its specific needs throughout the school year. The remaining $5 per ticket will go to the Universitys general scholarship fund. Increased scholarship awards help the University to recruit top students, benefit highly qualified students, and open the door for first-generation students.
Student organizations began selling the tickets on September 5 and will continue through November 3 as part of the "I Am WT" student scholarship campaign. Tickets have been available at all 72 Tootn Totum locations throughout the Panhandle since August 19, and sales will continue for one more week.
The winning ticket will be drawn at 4 p.m. November 5 at WT and the winner will be recognized at the November 9 football game when the Buffs face West Georgia at 6 p.m. at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium.
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