2007-08 Report On
Javelina Economic Impact
Over 130,000 Fans Visited Texas A&M-Kingsville
Athletic Facilities In 2007-08
Attendance At Events Hosted By Texas A&M-Kingsville
Javelina Home Contests
Football 6 games 39,120
Volleyball 10 games 3,852
Men’s & Women’s Basketball 15 games 12,090
Baseball 22 games 2,734
Softball 17 games 1,764
Track and Field 2 home meets 500
Football 3 games 25,000
Girls and Boys Basketball 3 games 5,000
Track and Field 2 events 5,000
Softball 2 games 750
Baseball 4 games 2000
H.M. King home football games 5 games 25,000
Valero Cactus Bowl 1 game 7,800
Total attendance in Javelina facilities 130, 610
Valero Cactus Bowl
Texas A&M-Kingsville hosted the Valero Cactus Bowl
the week of January 4-11.
This event brought 82 players and their families and
80 pro scouts from around the country to Kingsville and
the Coastal Bend, making a significant economic impact
following the holiday season.
The game was regionally televised by Fox Sports
Southwest with a potential viewing audience of 8
Javelina Athletics Website
This academic year (2007-08), the official website of
Javelina athletics attracted nearly 10 million hits,
nearly 2.3 million page views and nearly 650,000 visits.
Javelinas In The Community
The following is just a sampling of the community engagement
and service Javelina student-athletes and coaches were
involved in during the 2007-08 academic year. Texas A&M-
Kingsville leads all NCAA Division II schools in
community engagement “ideas that work”.
The Texas A&M-Kingsville Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
(SAAC) collected $1844.12 for the Make A Wish Foundation. SAAC
more than doubled their contribution to the Make A Wish
Foundation from a year ago.
Participating in the Santa Gertrudis ISD career fair day,
speaking to students about college athletics and the value of an
Free community baseball clinics in Riviera and Kingsville.
Donation of supplies to the Kingsville Women’s Shelter.
Participated In Alice ISD High Hopes Program.
Provided maintenance at Kingsville Boys And Girls Club.
Participated In Celebration of Day Of The Young Child Event At
Men’s Basketball players installed new chain basketball nets at
KISD Laser School and donated basketballs for the school’s
physical education program.
All Javelina programs took part in the 2007-08 Clean Up
Kingsville Trash Off projects.
Lions Club Bike Ride for Vision Spring 08.
Military Night Fundraiser - Over $700 was raised for the
Martinez family whose two sons are Iraq war veterans (one
seriously wounded). The family donated the $700 to
Spoke at K.E.Y.S. & LASER Academy in Kingsville trying to
help high school students graduate and stay in school.
Volunteered at Special Olympics.
Spoke at Education Talent Search.
Donated basketballs to the Boys and Girls Club.
Red Ribbon Week at Orange Grove School District.
Collected canned goods at final home football game for KIII
Share Your Christmas campaign and Kingsville Food Pantry.
Donated supplies to the Kingsville Women’s Shelter.
SAAC conducted the annual Thanksgiving Food Scavenger
food hunt, donating all food to three local Kingsville churches.
Raised money for Toys for Tots in conjuction with KTAI.
Football team made trip to Driscoll Children’s Hospital.
Raised money for Kingsville Boys and Girls Club.
Take A Kid To The Game Clinics
Take A Kid To The Game Clinics For The Following Sports
Football (Friday afternoon before a home game)
Men’s basketball (morning of a home game)
Women’s basketball (morning of a home game)
Baseball (day before a home game)
Softbtball (day before a home game)
Clinics consisted of free instruction, autographs with players,
a free meal and a game ticket. Children from local
elementary schools were invited.
Take A Kid To The Game Clinic A Big Hit
Kingsville – Does community service lead to victory on the field?
Nobody knows if that was a factor in Texas A&M-Kingsville’s 38-35 win over Eastern New
Mexico Saturday night, but Friday the Javelina football team and coaches were hard at work
dedicating their time and energy to help local Coast Bend youth at the Texas A&M-Kingsville
Take A Kid To The Game football clinic at Javelina Stadium.
Over 80 youngsters ages 13 and under came to campus to enjoy an hour of fun, instruction and
autographs under a sunny South Texas sky.
It was an event enjoyed by players, coaches, parents and most of all, kids.
“It’s good to get young kids involved in Javelina Athletics,” said Texas A&M-Kingsville head
football coach Bo Atterberry. “We had a great turnout. Our players get to see these kids out
here having fun and playing and that’s what we want our players to do during the game.”
David Garza, who threw a school record
five touchdown passes in Saturday night’s
win, enjoyed being involved in an activity he
wishes he had access to as a youngster
growing up in Laredo.
“When I was a little kid I idolized the
quarterbacks in my town. I always wanted to
meet them, but never got a chance. It’s
awesome to get to meet these kids and work
The hands on experience was what the kids
enjoyed the most according to Tedd Muery who has been stationed at NAS Kingsville for seven
“This is a lot like the hands on things we do at the base. They love climbing on airplanes and
they love running on the field and catching the football. The kids love sports and they like to
come to the games so it’s a real positive for the kids to see the athletes in person like this. They
just love it.”
Texas A&M-Kingsville graduate Dina Hinojosa enjoyed watching her kids Derrick and
Victoria having fun with the Javelina players.
“We are huge Javelina fans. This is awesome and I know my kids are having a good time.”
And what was the best part of the clinic for the kids?
“I loved tackling the things and throwing the football,” said Jo Jo Sendejo. “It was a lot of fun
and I liked meeting the players.”
“I loved tackling the dummies and running around the cones,” said Jason Fletcher. “It was
cool and I’d like to do it again next year.
D.J. Molina confirmed the popularity of the tackling dummies. “I liked throwing the football
and tackling the dummy.”
The clinic was free and was promoted by the Texas A&M-Kingsville Athletics Department
through the Kingsville Boys and Girls Club and local school districts.
The department wanted to conduct a free clinic as a way to reach out to the community that
supports them throughout the season.
“You always want to help kids who can’t afford to do things on their own without the help of
others,” said Garza. “It’s a way for us to give back to the community.”
The underlying theme was that fun was had by one and all.
“It’s great to see little kids having fun,” said Garza. “No matter how old you are, when you
see a little kid having fun, you have fun.”
“It’s good for our players to see these youngsters who believe in them and look up to them,”
Did the clinic have an impact on Saturday’s victory over the Greyhounds?
One will never know, but clearly it had an impact on youngsters that will last well beyond just
one football game.
Javelina Club - Scholarship Support
Two-Year Starter On Javelina
First College graduate in his
Member of United States
Steve Yaden and Remi
Yusuf Quesha Torres
Yusuf was a four-year starter, LSC Quesha was a first team All-
Danyelle was a two-year MVP and All-America selection for Lone Star Conference pick
letterwinner on the Jav- the Javelina men’s basketball and is the school record
elina volleyball team and team. He is playing basketball holder for most home runs
was a two-time Lone Star overseas. in a season and a career and
Conference Yaden started at catcher for the was the first person in her
Commissioner’s Honor Javelina baseball team and at wide immediate family to earn a
Roll selection. She now receiver for the Javelina football college degree.
works for Superior team. He is working in law
Offshore in Houston. enforcement.
Javelina Club - How Is The Money Used?
Contributions to the Javelina Club fund scholarships
and recruiting for the Texas A&M-Kingsville Athletics
Javelina Highlights - Keeping Us Connected
Every week the Texas A&M-Kingsville Athletics Department produces
the award winning Javelina Highlights, a paper dedicated to bringing
alumni, fans, parents and contributors all the news about Texas A&M-
Kingsville, the Lone Star Conference and NCAA Division II. The paper is
distributed to over 10,000 people through mail, e-mail and as an insert
in the Kingsville Record.
Javelinas& Division II
Generating Economic Impact For Texas
A&M-Kingsville And Significant Buy In
For Supporters Of The Program
36 total scholarships are awarded to Javelina football,
but those scholarship dollars are distributed to nearly 80
In Division II football, unlike Division I football where
only “full-ride” scholarships are awarded, partial
scholarships are used extensively.
The Division II Scholarship model...
Generates more outside income for the University;
Nearly equals Division I in the number of student-
athletes receiving aid;
Ensures that donations and corporate contributions in
support of the Javelina Club reach a significant number
Did You Know?
Javelina student-athletes graduate at a higher
rate than the general Texas A&M-Kingsville
Javelina Athletics - Did You Know?
Darrell Green Became The Second Javelina Football
Player Elected To The Pro Football Hall Of Fame And
Will Be Inducted August 2nd;
John Randle Became The Fifth Javelina Selected To
The National Football Foundation & College Hall of
Fame, The Most For Any College Division Football
Program; Randle Will Be Enshrined July 19.
In December, Earl Dotson Became The First Offensive
Lineman Elected To The Division II Football Hall Of
Fame And The Fourth Javelina, The Most of Any
Former Javelina Al Harris Of The Green Bay Packers
Was Selected To The 2008 Pro Bowl;
The Javelina Baseball Team Won The 2008 Lone Star
Conference Championship And Advanced To The NCAA
Division II Tournament;
Rod Mosley Earned First Team All-America Honors,
Marking The 43rd Consecutive Year A Javelina Football
Player Has Earned 1st Team All-America Honors;
Three Javelinas Advanced To The 2008 NCAA Division
II Track And Field Championships;
The Javelina Volleyball Team Enjoyed Its Best Season
Since 1998 And Advanced To The LSC Tournament;
The Javelina Men’s Basketball Team Posted Its Fifth
Consecutive Winning Season, Tying A School Record.
Vision of Javelina Athletics
Texas A&M University-Kingsville aims to be a
model NCAA Division II athletics
department exemplifying best practices and
Mission of Javelina Athletics
The Texas A&M University-Kingsville athletics
department is in the business of education,
competition and leadership. Our purpose is
to produce successful graduates and
championship teams that reflect the core
values of integrity, excellence, opportunity,
success and service. All of our actions are
measured by achieving these objectives.