Dr. Brian May: "Today we're recognizing a family that has had a long history of supporting not only Angelo State University, but all of West Texas."
Jeff: "Richard and Betty Mayer were honored today at ASU Softball Complex, as Angelo State held a ribbon cutting ceremony at ASU's Mayer Field. The honor was a formal opening of the $600,000 field turf project made possible by the generous donations of the Mayer family."
May:"We have so little water here in West Texas, especially to water athletic fields that we need to change the complexion of Angelo State and our Athletic services."
Jeff: "The addition of the new field turf will not only benefit ASU financially with the cutbacks of watering expenses but also eliviate some unnecessary burdens to head coach Travis Scott and his coaching staff."
Travis Scott: "It became a dreadful experience to come out here and drag this thing two or three times a day to keep it safe. If you've never seen a dust storm on a softball field, just come out here when we're dragging it. It was miserable."
Jeff: "With no end to the relentless West Texas drought conditions in sight, Mayer believes the field turf project is a step in the right direction for the betterment of Angelo State University."
Richard Mayer:"We're in a drought, a serious drought and I said many years back water one day will become more valuable than oil and gas. In reality. it probably has. Water is one of the most precious things we have on this earth and we need to do things to help preserve it. This is one of way to do it."