Giving Back

The Department of Recreational Sports, once known as the Intramural Department, has an active development program designed to provide support opportunities to all of our programs, facilities, student staff, and sport clubs.

If you have developed an interest in showing your support through a donation to a Department of Recreational Sports entity, or if you would like more information, please contact James Welford, Director of Development, at 979-862-1856 or e-mail


Department of Recreational Sports Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is for current student staff of the Department of Recreational Sports.

Scholarship Application Form

Department of Recreational Sports Scholarship honoring:

  • Mary and David Chovanec, for Facility Student Staff
  • Patsy Kott, for Outdoor Adventures Student Staff
  • Walter L. “Penny” Penberthy Intramural Staff Scholarship


Department of Recreational Sports/Texas A&M Foundation Giving Opportunities

Scholarship Endowments

Giving back to the following scholarship endowments provides financial support to a club member in the form of scholarship funding.

Endowments for the Benefit of the Club

Giving back to the following endowments provides financial support to the specific club. Distributions from these endowments may be used for, but are not limited to, travel, official competition events, accommodations, entry fees, scholarships and equipment.

Giving initiatives for the Department of Recreational Sports are led by James Welford, Director of Development. James can be contacted at 979-862-1856 or via email at

Walk of Champions Endowment Brick Program

The area known as the Walk of Champions is located in front of the Student Recreation Center. The Walk of Champions features bricks engraved with the names of students, employees and friends of A&M. The values promoted by the University – leadership, fair play, sportsmanship, honesty and integrity – have been known by generations as the Aggie Spirit. The Department of Recreational Sports and the Student Recreation Center embody the Aggie Spirit by providing all Aggies with the facilities and programs to challenge themselves, test their limits, and gain the benefits of leadership development. Together we can ensure that future Aggies become great leaders, one brick at a time. Part of the funds are going to the Walk of Champions Endowment.

How to Order A Brick

Order forms can be obtained at the Student Recreation Center, online by downloading the Walk of Champions Order Form, or by contacting James Welford at 979-862-1856 or