Ducks participation in the Alamo Bowl was a victory on and off the field

With a 30-7 win over the University of Texas in the Alamo Bowl on Monday, the University of Oregon football team successfully completed its 2013 season. But the victory on the field wasn’t the only successful part of the Ducks trip to San Antonio.

On Sunday, Dec. 29, the UO participated in the “Fighting Hunger Together” Alamo Bowl service project with representatives from the University of Texas. University and student leadership, including UO President Michael Gottfredson and Associated Student of the University of Oregon President Sam Dotters-Katz; students; alumni; fans; and members of the band and cheerleading squads worked with the San Antonio Food Bank to assemble boxes with more than 15,000 pounds of food.

This marked the fifth consecutive year that the UO has participated in a community service project with a local organization while preparing for bowl play. For more information on the “Fighting Hunger Together” service project, read and listen to the Texas Public Radio report on the event, “Alamo Bowl Teams Set Aside Difference to Help San Antonio Food Bank.”

On Saturday, Dec. 28, Enrollment Management and the Parent and Family Association hosted a reception for prospective and current students and their families at the Marriott Riverwalk hotel. With more than 50 attendees at the event, UO admissions was able to highlight the university’s academic excellence to high school students from the San Antonio area with the hope of increasing the number of Texan Ducks in the future.

For more information on all of the University of Oregon’s adventures at the Alamo Bowl, visit the Celebrating Champions page. To see photos from the UO’s week in San Antonio, view this week’s AroundtheO photo gallery.

- by Melissa Foley, Office of Strategic Communications