TCU Athletics has been busy this summer, finding ways to support its athletes on and off the fields and courts as they prepare for the fall season.
But the most important thing that the support staff has done has been one that won’t impact a single game — but could make a difference in the lives of each athlete and the communities they represent.
TCU Women’s Basketball was the first program to help each player get properly registered for the November election, and issued a challenge along the way:
Change is needed and it starts with all of us, we’re registered to vote ✔️ are you?? pic.twitter.com/yphMXWBVov— TCU Women’s Basketball (@TCUWbasketball) August 28, 2020
That led to TCU’s Student Athlete Development program setting up a day for all student-athletes to register, making it easy and accessible for each player.
TCU student athletes....follow @TCUWbasketball lead and come get registered on Monday! https://t.co/0JIXvqoYEP pic.twitter.com/OkSWUVcpDn— TCU SA Development (@TCU_SADev) August 28, 2020
Judging by the turnout, the event was an overwhelming success, and athletes from all over the country will now have a chance to have their voice heard in November.
"It's your way to use your voice to try to get change to happen." #GoFrogs #Vote2020 ☑️ pic.twitter.com/syBF9DxgGK— TCU Basketball (@TCUBasketball) August 31, 2020
Repping our new @TCU_SADev masks because we’re all registered to vote! Are you? #Vote2020 #GoodTrouble #ProtectThePurple pic.twitter.com/B5gqNWB2Wa— TCU Women’s Basketball (@TCUWbasketball) August 30, 2020
✅Challenge Accepted @TCUWbasketball! Rifle is 100% registered to vote! #Vote2020 pic.twitter.com/1NaSsBSnye— TCU Rifle (@TCURifle) August 31, 2020
Registered... ✅#GoFrogs #40not4 pic.twitter.com/2ig0ELXasb— TCU Football (@TCUFootball) August 31, 2020
TCU Football Coach Gary Patterson has often spoke of his job being part football and part “growing guys up”, and this is a great way to have a major impact on the latter.
Even the Communications team got in on the action:
Challenge accepted @TCUWbasketball and @TCU_SADev! percent of TCU Athletics Communications is proudly registered to vote! pic.twitter.com/QSdT7HwwUP— Mark Cohen (@TCUCohen) August 31, 2020
Great job by everyone involved - rock the purple and rock the vote!