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UTEP to Honor “Hometown Heroes” in home opener against Rice

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UTEP will pay tribute to public safety officers and agencies in El Paso County at the Miners’ 2017 football home opener versus Rice on Saturday, Sept. 9. The Sun City’s “Hometown Heroes” will be recognized on the video board at the game and are eligible for ticket discounts and special pre-game activities.

Discounted tickets are available to all officers, agents and staff of local public safety agencies via an offer code that can be applied to purchases on Ticketmaster online (www.ticketmaster.com). To verify your eligibility and obtain the code, please call 747-6065.

Group tickets are available to parties of 15 or more for just $15 plus a $10 service charge. To purchase, please contact Michael Flores (747-7450, mflores139@miners.utep.edu).

The first annual Badges & Flags Public Safety Flag Football Tournament will take place the morning of Sept. 9 in the Sun Bowl. To register your team of 10, please contact Michael Flores (747-7450,mflores139@miners.utep.edu). Only public safety employees are eligible and registration is open to the first 16 teams. Participation is free. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. on Sept. 9 with the first game starting at 7:30 a.m., and the championship game slated for 12:45 p.m.

Public safety agencies can purchase tailgate tents through Drew Thomas at the Miner Athletic Club (747-6912,athomas@utep.edu). Tents for 50 persons are $425 (includes five tables and 50 chairs), and tents for 100 persons are $750 (includes 10 tables and 100 chairs).