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Aggie fans to participate in 'full-stadium card stunt' at Auburn game

Aggie fans to participate in 'full-stadium card stunt' at Auburn game

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Aggies pack the East side of Kyle Field while waving their 12th Man towels during the first quarter of the Aggies' game against Ball State at Kyle Field.

The crowd at Kyle Field for the Texas A&M-Auburn football game on Saturday will be able to participate in a “full-stadium card stunt” taking place at half-time, according to a statement from Mark Klemm, the campaign director for the A&M Foundation.

Klemm said the card stunt is in honor of the launch of a $4 billion fundraising campaign, Lead by Example, that A&M announced on Thursday.

Cards wrapped in plastic will be placed on stadium seats before fans arrive. According to Klemm, after the Aggie Band performs at halftime, the announcer will prompt the crowd to hold up the cards to create a “spectacular visual.” It's unclear what message the cards will spell out.

The Lead by Example campaign is an effort to raise $4 billion by 2020, making it the second-largest fundraising effort at a university behind UCLA.

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Texas A&M President Michael K. Young said that under Provost Carol Fierke’s leadership, A&M’s four-year graduation rate has risen by 5.6% to 60.6%. “I thank Provost Fierke for her continual display of the Aggie core values of respect, excellence, leadership, loyalty, integrity and selfless service,” Young said. 

A new partnership between A&M department of animal science’s Rosenthal Meat Science and Technology Center, Amarillo-based nonprofit Cactus Cares, and The 12th Can Food Pantry made it all possible. Cactus Cares aims to provide meat protein to people who are food insecure. 

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