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TCU Athletics challenged its programs to get athletes registered to vote

This was an excellent initiative by the university.

Photo courtesy of TCU Student Athlete Development.

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:

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.

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.

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:

Great job by everyone involved - rock the purple and rock the vote!