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Former Aggie Football Player Shows Up For Construction Workers On Campus

Chris Valletta ’00, along with his company MISSION, donated items to help workers constructing new business school buildings to stay cool.
By Michelle Blakley, Mays Business School September 5, 2023

Chris Valletta '00 gifting cooling towels and other supplies to campus construction workers.
Nate Sharp, dean of the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, presenting donated cooling towels and other supplies to campus construction workers.

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An Aggie former student provided much-needed relief from scorching temperatures to the crew building the Mays Business Education Complex and the Wayne Roberts ’85 Building on West Campus.

Chris Valletta ’00, a former offensive lineman for the Fightin’ Texas Aggie football team (1997-2000) and a member of the Mays Dean’s Advisory Board, along with his company MISSION, donated cooling towels, hats and gaiters to the entire crew. The donation was coordinated through The Texas A&M Foundation.

Mays officials said the act of kindness aligns with the university’s Core Values. “Our construction crew has worked through this blistering heat, dedicating their days to creating structures that will help shape our future,” said school officials. “Recognizing the challenges they face, Chris and MISSION have provided a relief that goes beyond physical comfort. The donation of cooling towels doesn’t just provide a momentary break from the heat; it’s a symbol of care, a gesture that says, ‘Your well-being matters.’ ”

MISSION makes cooling and heat-relief hear to support individuals leading an active lifestyle, even in  heat.

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