Bobcat Bonanza returns to Wacker Field
The 33rd annual Bobcat Bonanza for Texas State University Athletics came roaring back this spring after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.
The 2022 event, presented by Texas Regional Bank, was held April 30 on Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium. Among those recognized were Bo and Darlene Trevillion who donated $2 million to assist in the football program’s South Endzone Complex renovation. In appreciation of their gift, the weight room will be named the William Trevillion IV Weight Room Complex.
The Bobcat Bonanza raised nearly $400,000 for scholarships. Chris Kutz, associate athletic director/communications, says this was the university’s second largest Bonanza with more than 600 people in attendance.
The event included dinner, entertainment, live auction and a record-breaking silent auction. Entertainers included Texas State School of Music mariachi musicians and members of VocaLibre.
William Trevillion IV was a student-athlete between 2013 and 2016. He was awarded a posthumous degree in 2016 and honored with the SuperCat Award. His family established an endowment in his name that awards scholarships to Bobcat student-athletes.
"Bo and Darlene's commitment to this football program goes beyond the finances," says head coach Jake Spavital. "Bo is around our team, and our student-athletes have endeared themselves to Will's legacy. We truly feel like Bo is part of the Bobcat Family. This gift allows our team to see Will's name every day as they go in and develop into champions."
With this gift, the Trevillon family becomes the 70th members of the Texas State Heroes, a group of individuals, companies, and foundations that have donated $1 million or more to Texas State.
This gift moves the university toward a major goal of $250 million NEXT IS NOW capital campaign in renovating the South Endzone Complex. To learn more about the South Endzone Complex project, Texas State supporters can contact the Bobcat Club at (512) 245-2114 and BobcatClub@txstate.edu