Students give a day of service

Eliseo Ceja | April 18, 2019

With over 300 job sites around San Marcos, Kyle and Wimberley, Texas State students gave back the community through the 17th annual Bobcat Build event

On a rainy Saturday morning on April 13, thousands from the Texas State University community gathered in Bobcat Stadium for the 17th annual Bobcat Build event. Approximately 5,000 students and faculty served the community of San Marcos, as well as Kyle, Wimberley and New Braunfels  at nearly 300 different job sites.  

Bobcat Build has become the second-largest of its kind in Texas. The program is organized by the Office of Student Involvement’s Bobcat Build Student Planning Committee. 

Although rain cut the day short for many this year, students and faculty exemplified Bobcat Build’s mission of creating a Texas State tradition of pride through a day of service. 

“We have had residents keep coming back after so many years because they love having the students help them around their homes,” said Baylee Buehne, co-director of Bobcat Build. “It is a very nice relationship that we have between the students and residents.”

Organizations from around Texas State registered for this year’s Bobcat Build, making it a successful year despite the weather hurdle. Students and faculty  assisted residents by cleaning windows, gardening, raking leaves and doing yard work. 

Members of the Delta Sigma Phi bear out the rain and help the community of San Marcos at the 2019 Bobcat Build community service event.

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922