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Rawls Raiders Rock the River for Scholarships

August 7, 2018 | By: Megan Childers 

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Featured in photo from left to right: Tom Westerheide, Lane Long, Lauren Lafferty, and Mike Dunn

On July 14th, several Rawls Raiders served as "celebrity bartenders" with the Texas Tech Alumni Association at the Rockin' the River festival in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Rockin' the River event offers free admission to tube Texas' only waterfront stage, featuring a concert series of 30 bands over the course of 6 weeks. With artists from the top country acts to rock and soul musicians, each concert is closed with a fireworks show overlooking downtown Fort Worth.

Every Saturday, celebrity bartenders from a local non-profit, charitable organization, or community group sign-up to be the beer-slingin' bartenders. All tips made by the celebrity bartenders are donated back to their charitable cause. The Fort Worth Rawls Raiders donated all of their tips to the Rawls College of Business Scholarship fund.

With an alumni network of over 42,000 people, the Rawls Raiders Alumni Network is a new regional alumni initiative created to engage business graduates in their local communities across Texas. The organization also enables alumni to stay connected to the college by mentoring and participating in in events that give back to current Rawls students. Fort Worth has one of the most active groups of Rawls Raiders and they have made it their goal to give back, consistently raising scholarship funds for Rawls students.

We are proud of the work done by the Rawls Raiders in Fort Worth to raise money for the Rawls College of Business scholarship fund.

To learn more about the Fort Worth Rawls Raiders, click here. To learn more about the Rockin the River event, click here



This supports the efforts outlined in the Degrees of Impact Campaign at Texas Tech University. Learn why Texas Tech graduates are often recognized for making lasting change in industries, communities, countries, and even day-to- day life around the globe here. Follow our progress on Twitter at #DegreesOfImpact.