Tito’s, an Austin-based company that many of us are familiar with because of our college days (myself included), has announced a $20 million gift to the University of Texas that will help build UT’s new practice facilities for men’s and women’s basketball, rowing, and football.
Here is a direct quote from the University of Texas’ press release on Monday afternoon.
“The impact of this $20 million investment reaches across multiple sports by assisting with the construction of new practice facilities for men’s and women’s basketball, rowing, and football. These new facilities will elevate the experience of UT student-athletes, providing them with world-class training environments necessary to achieve at the highest level. Tito’s investment also allows Texas Athletics to remain highly competitive in the recruitment of elite student-athletes, coaches, and staff.”
Texas Athletics Director and Vice President Chris Del Conte expressed his gratitude to Bert “Tito” Beveridge, the founder and master distiller of “Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
“What a tremendous show of support and Longhorn pride from Tito Beveridge through the philanthropic generosity of Tito’s,” Del Conte said. “This is such a life-changing commitment and investment in the success of our athletics programs and all of our student-athletes. The resources to construct brand-new, state-of-the-art facilities and the development of so many world-class programs allow us to continue to provide the absolute best for our student-athletes, and truly demonstrates their commitment to excellence at The University of Texas.”
It has yet to be announced whether there will be a “Tito’s fountain” in the new training facilities, but we are digging for that information at this time.
The practice facilities for men’s and women’s basketball and rowing are scheduled to be completed sometime during summer 2022.