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Texas Tech Athletics made a special announcement on Tuesday in regards to the on-going South End Zone project. According to a press release sent out from the University, a "significant gift" donation was made to the Texas Tech Athletics Department from Travis and Lexi Thompson.

The press release states that the donation will go towards the end zone project and towards the Dustin R. Wombell Football Center Project.

Texas Tech will utilize the majority of Thompson’s gift for the ongoing south end zone and Dustin R. Womble Football Center project, which represents the athletics department’s largest facility investment in history. Texas Tech announced recently it currently has $87 million committed to the more than $200 million project, which includes Thompson’s recent gift.

The remaining funds will be directed to funding new office space for the Texas Tech track and field staff, which is currently in the early stages of construction on the southwest corner of the Sports Performance Center. Wes Kittley’s track and field staff is currently officing out of the Jones AT&T Stadium west stadium suites on a temporary basis during construction on the two projects.

Both Travis and Lexi Thompson graduated from Texas Tech University and Lexi Thompson was a track and field student athlete while at Texas Tech.

Texas Tech recently released updated renderings of the projects now under construction at Texas Tech. You can view those here. Texas Tech announced recently that they had $87 million of the $200 million dollar project dedicated.

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