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New Parents Group Aims to Score Touchdown Via Tailgates    

October 2, 2019

By Andréa Bolt, Marketing and Communications

Texas A&M Maritime Academy (TAMMA) cadets will join fellow cadets in College Station for the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets March-In on October 12 as Texas A&M faces off against Alabama. Cadet parents, former students, faculty and friends will be supporting the event with the Texas A&M Maritime Academy Tailgate Team. The group will be setting up on the south lawn of the Sanders Corps Center and will be ready to cheer on the Aggies, hiss at Bama and support their cadets with a buffet-style meal and beverages.

“A primary goal of the TAMMA Tailgate Team is to provide a meal for every cadet and a place to gather with family and friends prior to march in events,” Florian said. “Any donations collected through fundraisers are to go toward the two march-in tailgates held each fall in College Station. Surplus donations will be donated to the Corps of Cadets, the Texas A&M Foundation or TAMMA to be used for the benefit of cadets.”

Founded earlier this year by current cadet moms and former students Angela Florian and Millicent Yanko, the TAMMA Tailgate Team is a volunteer organization with the mission to provide gameday support, guidance and advice from seasoned Aggie game-day goers as well as increased visibility for TAMMA cadets, students, family and friends during the event.

Florian said additional goals include providing a group of volunteers willing to assist with TAMMA-related events or needs, and to provide a virtual space where cadets, their families, former students and friends can come together to connect, network, support each other and celebrate “all things Aggie,” but specifically all things related to TAMMA and Texas A&M University-Galveston.

While the TTT has no membership fee, they do charge via ticket sales for tailgate meals and rentals. Florian said any cadets, faculty, family, former students and friends are welcome to join the TTT.

For information on upcoming march-in tailgates, to buy tickets and more, request to join their Facebook Group @TAMMATT.


Media contact:
Andréa Bolt
Marketing and Communications

Texas A&M Maritime Academy

Texas A&M University at Galveston is the marine and maritime branch campus of Texas A&M University which educates nearly 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students in science, business, engineering, liberal arts and transportation. It is driving the development of the blue economy in the Gulf Coast Region and is a critical contributor to Texas A&M's rare land-, sea-, space-grant mission with nearly $10 million in research expenditures.

Texas A&M-Galveston is also home to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, one of six state maritime academies and the only one in the southern United States, which trains over 400 cadets annually for maritime service and employment around the world.

Texas A&M-Galveston is located in Galveston, Texas on the Gulf Coast where it is surrounded by industry, environment and programs essential to fulfilling its special-purpose mission. Aggies are known for their deep commitment to the success of each other and their strong desire to serve.