Double That: TSTC, Whataburger of East Texas Unite to Raise Scholarship Money

(MARSHALL) – Add the bacon, order the ketchup or ask for double patties – Whataburger fans can do all these and more to benefit students at Texas State Technical College in Marshall.

Longview-based Whataburger of East Texas will have an Oh Whata Night! fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the East End Boulevard South and Victory Drive locations in Marshall. Twenty percent of all orders from the eateries will be given to the Make a Texas-Sized Difference campaign developed by The TSTC Foundation for the Texan Success Scholarship. The technical college will match the proceeds.

“By supporting this effort, you are not only helping a person get the skills they need to get a high- paying job and change the life of their family, but you are also helping to fill industry demand and build a stronger workforce for East Texas and across the entire state,” said Jessica Ford, field development officer for The TSTC Foundation.

The East End Boulevard South location will host the restaurant chain’s mascot, Whataguy, and have games and prize giveaways.

“The event helps the community know what is going on and also educate people that TSTC has a scholarship program,” said Kayla Richardson, marketing director of Whataburger of East Texas.

This is the first time Whataburger of East Texas and TSTC have united for an education effort.

“Our goal is to help fund any area in the education system that is lacking or needing some assistance,” Richardson said. “We pinpoint and go toward trying to help them as much as possible.”

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