Feb. 20, 2009
AUBURN- The Auburn equestrian team has been very successful in the arena, but it is what the Tigers have done in the community that is being recognized.
Alabama Senator Ted Little recently awarded several community service grants and announced two budget line items for Auburn University. The awards were presented at the Jules Collins Smith Museum and each recipient was on hand to personally accept their check.
"It is with great pleasure that I am presenting these grant checks and announcing the budget items for these deserving departments," said Senator Little. "It is my intention to continue to support this fine institution by offering grants and budget items for qualifying entities within Auburn University and my entire Senate District. On behalf of the taxpayers of Alabama, I congratulate those receiving these monies and look forward to continuing our mutually beneficial relationship."
In all, during this presentation Senator Little awarded and announced monies for Auburn University totaling $151,500.00, but due to the present state of the economy, the budget items are subject to a nine percent proration.
"I am very excited about the grant being awarded to the team," said Auburn head coach Greg Williams. "But more excited that the girls received this recognition from Senator Little for all of the work that they do. All of our team is so willing to give time and effort to the whole Auburn community, not just the university."
Auburn travels to Athens, Ga., to face conference rival Georgia Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. CT.