H-E-B Tailgaters of the Game donate prize back to community
AUSTIN, Texas -- Prior to each Texas home football and baseball game, the H-E-B Tailgate Crew scours the tailgating areas around the stadium to find the tailgate displaying the most Longhorn spirit and the most creative use of H-E-B products.
The Queen/Sartain/Saenz Westside Tailgate was declared the winner of the 'H-E-B Tailgater of the Game' prior to the Texas vs. Oklahoma State football game. They certainly proved their winning spirit by displaying Longhorn pride and ingenious use of H-E-B products at their tailgate. But they undoubtedly demonstrated that "Texas Fans Make us Proud" by expressing their desire to give their prize, the H-E-B shopping spree, back to the community.
Russ, Paul and Thomas, the three H-E-B brisket chefs, donated their prize to Neighborhood Longhorns and asked H-E-B to match their donation. H-E-B, a long time supporter of the Neighborhood Longhorns programs, was happy to accept.
Russ Sartain is originally from Houston and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1996. He currently works at Wortham Insurance & Risk Management and has been a Horns fan for as far back as he can remember. He often says he feels like the luckiest guy in the world to be able to live in Austin with wife Lindsey and their three beautiful children, Sydney, Ellis and Langley. His favorite tailgating item is the H-E-B brisket.
Thomas Queen is originally from Isle of Wight, Va., and has lived in Austin since 2002. He received his undergraduate degree from James Madison University and law degree from the University of Richmond, but he certainly has many ties to The University of Texas! His wife, Sarah, received her law degree from The University of Texas, and her parents and maternal grandparents all graduated from The University of Texas. Thomas practices corporate law with Paul at Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody.
Paul Saenz was born in Corpus Christi and has lived in Austin since 2000. When he's not tailgating with family and friends, he spends time practicing corporate law with the firm of Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody and helping wife, Alexandra, raise another generation of Longhorns fans -- three children (Archer, Carmen and Robert).
Just like the H-E-B slogan says, whether it's our teams, our fans or our education, at The University of Texas, truly, "Here Everything's Better." Hook 'em, Horns!