Texas Tech Promotes Rally With The Raiders

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August 24, 1998

LUBBOCK, Texas - Local and area youth are invited to attend "Rally With The Raiders," a motivational event created in conjunction with Texas Tech's season-opening football game against Texas-El Paso.

Scheduled for 4 p.m. at Dan Law Field on Saturday, Sept. 5, area youth are invited to hear Keith Davis, a former Academic All-America at the University of Southern California, deliver a motivational speech and strength exhibition. Held prior to the UTEP football contest, Rally With The Raiders is free to the public.

Davis, who has conducted motivational speeches in 16 countries, 47 states and in over 1,800 schools worldwide, was a three-time academic all-Pacific 10 Conference performer and earned two Rose Bowl rings with the Trojan football team. He was a member of the All-American Football Strength Team and played in the Hula Bowl all-star game. He has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS and ESPN as well as USA Today, Sports Illustrated and Parade Magazine.

"We are thrilled to have such an accomplished motivational speaker like Keith Davis appear at Rally With The Raiders," said athletic director Gerald Myers. "This event is designed to give something back to the youth of our region. Dane Johnson and our promotions staff have done a fine job of creating an event that will inspire and motivate young people and create an atmosphere of excitement."

A four-year Red Raider letterwinner at free safety, Johnson was instrumental in creating and developing Rally With The Raiders. An active leader of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Johnson has issued a personal invitation to youth of all ages and backgrounds to attend this event.

"Rally With The Raiders is a free event that will touch everyone who attends," said Johnson. "I'm excited to remain a part of Texas Tech athletics and to be able to influence young people in a positive way. I want to see Dan Law Field filled with young people who are excited about life, excited about a chance at success, and excited about making something of themselves. I am proud to have an opportunity to play a small part of helping young people understand their place in this world."



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