Head Coach Mack Brown along with his entire squad met over 50 children in an auditorium. Each player went around and distributed goodie bags filled with teddy bears as donated by Bank of America, along with posters and t-shirts. The crowd enjoyed a few refreshments donated by Dr Pepper Bottling Company of Texas.
The Tigers along with Dr. Sam Nader, Administrative Assistant for the Tigers, came out to the hospital and distributed goodie bags filled with teddy bears donated by Bank of America and caps and t-shirts were given to players for the team to sign for the children.
Tony Herring, Chief of Staff of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, gave a big thanks to all of the players who came out and took part in the event and wished the team the best on New Year’s Day.
“We’re really happy to be here. The Cotton Bowl people have been wonderful. It’s been great hospitality for everyone. The function we have gone to this point (and) the organization at the hotel have been outstanding for our players. I think this is a great venue to be involved in for our team. I know they are looking forward to it. To be able to play a dynasty-type program that has so much tradition like Texas that is also something that makes this opportunity special for us.
Did all of the student-athletes arrive on time?
“Yes they did, Chris Simms sat on the runway in New York for two and half hours, which we were really concerned about him. We were concerned about some of the west-Texas kids but I think the snow was up more near Amarillo and it didn’t get down to Lubbock as much so all of our guys were able to get in. A couple of guys were a little bit late but everyone made our 10 o’clock meeting last night.