Raiders to the Rescue
By Bill Dean, Ph.D.
When it comes to supporting other Red Raiders, the Red and Black network runs deep for our friends in the military.
Adam Myers was really excited when he found out that Texas Tech was going to play Texas State in San Marcos.
“I attended Tech from the summer of ’99 to spring 2004,” Myers said. “I was a pre-med major; however, I left for the Air Force prior to graduating. I joined the Air Force because my wife was expecting our first child. I knew that I would not be able to raise a family properly with the wages I was making while attending classes.”
Staff Sgt. (E-5) Myers, a medical readiness instructor stationed at Camp Bullis near San Antonio, doesn’t get back to Lubbock often. He had hoped to take his family to watch the Red Raiders play in San Marcos, which is closer to home.
However, when he discovered the price of a ticket ($63 each), he simply could not afford to purchase one for each member of his family on his military pay.
Thanks to a group of Red Raider alumni, Myers was able to take his family to watch Texas Tech play Texas State. Several bloggers on the Double T Network link heard about Myers’ wish and silently raised the money to allow him and his family to attend.
Myers has three boys, Andrew (8), Lantz (4) and Rylan (2), who had never been to a Texas Tech game but had watched many on TV. The DTNers supplied four tickets (the two-year-old did not need one).
“When I told my 4-year-old that we were going to watch ‘Wreck 'em Tech’ play football, he said, ‘On somebody else's big TV, Dad?’ I laughed so hard, then explained of the generosity of Danelle Farmer of Austin and friends and that we were going to be in the stands at the game. He could not wait. We told him on Wednesday, and he was ready to go every day and would ask each day if it was Wreck 'em Tech time.
“The whole family had a blast at the game,“ Meyers said. “The kids were all extremely excited and are already asking when we are going to watch Tech again.”
Myers, a medical lab tech by trade, teaches medical personnel how to build a complete hospital, to include dental surgery and OB services.