Las Cruces, NM — Sal and Christine Wright moved to Las Cruces, more than 18 years ago and from the beginning New Mexico State Athletics has been a big part of their family’s life. Season ticket holders for many years, the Wrights always enjoyed bringing their four children; Steven, Cisco, Sal Jr. and Maria to Aggie Athletic events and in the summer of 2013 the Wrights decided they wanted to give back to the community they love, establishing the ‘Sal and Christine Wright Football Endowment’ with a $15,000 gift, which will support the operations of the NM State football program.
“Christine and I have been supporters of New Mexico State football for years and we know what it takes to have a successful football program,” Sal said. “You need funding, fan participation, and individuals and businesses to step up and pitch in because this is a team effort. Las Cruces is a great city, and I think if we all get involved we can all make this a team effort and really help this team move in the right direction.”
“Sal is such a huge Aggie football supporter that this endowment was just important for us to do. I am so happy to be able to support our home team,” Christine said.
The Wright’s feel fortunate to live in such a great community. “It is exciting to live in a city like Las Cruces that has such a great university, with so many athletic events that families can attend.” Christine said. "We've enjoyed taking our family to all the sporting events here at NM State, and I think this is just one aspect that makes Las Cruces a special place to live. We want to encourage other people to look at NM State athletics when thinking about giving back to the community. There are so many worthy charities and organizations, but we feel this is a nice way to show support to support the Football Program and the student athletes."
Sal Wright is a teacher for Las Cruces Public Schools and Christine Wright, CPA is a partner and co-owner of Beasley Mitchell & Co. LLP, an accounting and consulting firm here in Las Cruces.
Creating an endowment shows a commitment to the future of New Mexico State Athletics. The endowment is a legacy that provides a sustaining source of funds to help student-athletes inspire our communities. For more information, contact Wayne Stickney with the NM State Intercollegiate Athletics/Aggie Athletic Club at 575-646-5151 if you would like to learn more about how to join the Wrights in making a legacy gift.