Library Dean Signs Up for Aggie Kick-Off Camp

Marketing and Communications | September 05, 2013

David H. Carlson, dean of the Texas A&M University Libraries, joined more than 150 dedicated Aggie fans and headed out to Kick-Off Camp, Aug. 9-11, to get a preview of the upcoming football season. With the conclusion of this year’s session, Kick-Off Camp has been conducted every year for 21 consecutive years. For each of those 21 years the Department of Athletics has donated a portion of the proceeds from Kick-Off Camp to the Libraries and the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band.

“I learned a great deal by listening to the coaches as they conducted coaching sessions and watching players during practice. I was impressed by Coach Sumlin’s dedication and the enthusiasm of his entire coaching staff. You come away from these sessions with so much appreciation for the planning and effort that goes into the games, the plays, and coordination of all the positions so that on game day everyone on the field – and on the sidelines – knows their roles, performs it well and is making a critical contribution to the success of the team,” Carlson commented. “I am especially grateful to Coach Sumlin for continuing the tradition of donating the proceeds to the Libraries and the band. We are very grateful for their support.”

The Libraries will use their portion of the proceeds to fund both ongoing and future projects such as digitization of materials, expanding current collections and enhancing student study spaces.

“We are pleased that Coach Sumlin has continued this successful partnership between Aggie Athletics and the Libraries started by Coach R.C. Slocum. Since the camp’s inception in 1993, the University Libraries has received over $411,000,” explained Adelle Hedleston, manager of development for the University Libraries.

Carlson will accept the gift of $20,000 on behalf of the Libraries during the pre-game ceremony at the Sam Houston State game, Sept. 7, along with the other beneficiaries of the camp.

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For more information: contact Charlene Clark, Texas A&M University Libraries; 979.862.4233 or charleneclark@library.tamu.edu