COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS. --- The 12th Man Foundation announced the recipients of the 2013 E. King Gill Award on Saturday, October 19. A contingent from the 12th Man Foundation and Texas A&M Athletics leadership teams surprised Judith and Weldon Jaynes ’54 with the proclamation of the award at halftime of the Aggie football game versus Auburn.
The award is presented each year by the 12th Man Foundation to honor those supporters who have generously helped the Foundation realize its mission of “Funding scholarships, programs and facilities in support of championship athletics.”
In addition, the E. King Gill Award recognizes those who have shown the commitment as a volunteer advocate of the athletic program through exemplary service and leadership while demonstrating a high level of distinction as a role model in career, service and ethics.
The honorees of this prestigious award are recognized on an engraved plaque in The Zone’s Stepp Grand Lobby, located just outside the 12th Man Foundation offices.
Judith and Weldon Jaynes have been the consummate Aggies over the years. The Jaynes’ have given generously to Texas A&M through various organizations across campus. They have been loyal supporters of Texas A&M Athletics by continually giving when the 12th Man Foundation needed it most. Weldon is a member of the Texas A&M Athletics Hall of Honor and served six years on the 12th Man Foundation Board of Trustees. In 2004 he served as chairman of the board of trustees of the 12th Man Foundation.
“We are pleased to honor Judith and Weldon Jaynes as the 2013 recipients of the E. King Gill Award” said President and CEO of the 12th Man Foundation Skip Wagner. “Judith and Weldon have been great Aggies over the years and we are elated to honor them with our most prestigious award”.
Judith and Weldon Jaynes will be formally awarded the 2013 E. King Gill Award at halftime of the Mississippi State game on November 9.
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