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3900 N McColl Rd.
McAllen, Texas 78501

P.O. Box 3068
McAllen, Texas 78502-3068

Val LaMantia
Board Member

  • 956.687.7751

Laura Escamilla
Executive Director

  • 956.627.1718

Join Us for a Night of Celebration and Impact

The 2024 Rio Grande Valley Extravaganza is scheduled for Thursday, April 18th. This year marks our 21st anniversary, and we’re pulling out all the stops to make it a night to remember. Join us for an evening filled with excitement, inspiration, and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of deserving students.

We are thrilled to announce that NFL star Micah Parsons will be joining us as our special guest for the evening. Micah’s incredible journey from college football standout to NFL sensation is nothing short of inspiring, and we are honored to have him with us.

In addition to Micah Parsons, we are delighted to welcome ESPN’s Holly Rowe as the moderator for the event. With over 20 years of experience as a reporter and play-by-play commentator, Holly brings unparalleled expertise and passion to every broadcast.

Event Highlights

  • Live and silent auction featuring a wide array of exciting items generously donated by local businesses and organizations.
  • Inspiring speeches from scholarship recipients and community leaders.
  • Networking opportunities with fellow supporters of education and philanthropy.
  • Delicious food, refreshing drinks, and lively entertainment throughout the evening.

Supporting Higher Education

By attending the Rio Grande Valley Extravaganza, you are not only in for a fantastic night out but also making a direct impact on the lives of students in South and West Texas. 100% of the proceeds from this event go towards funding student scholarships through Stars Scholarship Fund, helping to make higher education more accessible for deserving individuals.

Get Involved
Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this unforgettable event! Table sponsorship opportunities are available now. We offer six sponsorship options.  Together, we can empower the next generation of leaders and changemakers.

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For inquiries about sponsorship opportunities, please email Laura or Val.

Guest Speaker | Micah Parsons

Micah Parsons stands out as one of football’s star defensive talents at the linebacker position. An All-American at Penn State Football, he earned the prestigious Butkus–Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year award. Drafted twelfth overall by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2021 NFL Draft, Parsons quickly garnered recognition, including being named first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press and unanimously awarded the Defensive Rookie of the Year. In 2024, Parsons further solidified his reputation, earning a spot in the Pro Bowl for the third consecutive year.

Discussion Moderator | Holly Rowe

Holly Rowe is a distinguished sports commentator with over two decades of experience at ESPN, showcasing her versatility across various sports since joining full-time in 1998. Her extensive coverage includes prominent events such as ABC Saturday Night Football, NCAA Women’s Final Four, and the WNBA, among others. Recognized for her outstanding contributions, Rowe has received prestigious awards like the 2022 Sports Emmy for Outstanding Personality/Reporter and the 2022 Mel Greenberg National Media Award. Notably, she made history in 2021 as the first female color commentator for the Utah Jazz. With a background in broadcast journalism from the University of Utah, Rowe’s dedication extends beyond sports, as she also produces and writes documentaries. Despite battling Stage IV Metastatic Melanoma, Rowe remains a passionate advocate for cancer research and prevention.

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Doors Open @ 6pm

Private Event |Location To Be Announced on Ticket

Tickets will be delivered 1 week prior to event.

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Table sponsorship opportunities available. Individual tickets will not be sold.







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