Frogs in the Community
The TCU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is dedicated to supporting the community that backs the Horned Frogs. Playing for the Frogs means being in the headlines, but it also gives student-athletes an opportunity to give back to the Fort Worth community.
Participating in community service projects not only enhances a student-athletes' collegiate experience, but it also expands their character. Student-athletes gain a sense of self-worth, while also experiencing personal satisfaction and growth from volunteering their time to a community that looks at them as bigger than life.
The Dallas/Fort Worth community receives a tremendous benefit from the help of the Frog student-athletes and, in return, they feel a special relation when those they support don the Purple and White uniforms.
The student-athletes at TCU realize how fortunate they are to be Fort Worth's team and, in return, they are encouraged to respond to a community that admires them while learning valuable lessons that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Whether it's volunteering with Habitat for Humanity or being part of the SuperFrog Reading Challenge, TCU's student-athletes have a chance to touch another person's life on a daily basis.
Fort Worth Big Brothers Big Sisters
A non-profit organization that helps youths reach their full potential by placing them in one-to-one relationships with mentors. In the past, student-athletes have paired with the organization to fill backpacks with basic school supplies needed for the school year and members of the athletics department have also participated as "Big Brothers" and "Big Sisters."
Susan G. Komen Foundation
A foundation dedicated to the education and research about causes, treatments and the search for the cure to breast cancer. In past football seasons, TCU Athletics has paired with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to "Pink Out" the stadium with a sellout crowd sporting pink tee shirts in order to raise money for needy Tarrant County breast cancer patients.
Alliance for Children
An organization dedicated to uniting the communities of Tarrant County to fight child abuse by providing children's justice centers. Every Thanksgiving, the athletics department donates meals and grocery gift cards to the alliance's basket drive. For two straight years, the department has exceeded its goals and donated over 100 meals.
SuperFrog Reading Challenge
TCU student-athletes and SuperFrog visit the involved Fort Worth elementary schools in both the fall and spring semesters for a program intended to encourage students to improve reading skills. More than 5,000 students from grades 3-5 participate in the program that provides incentives, such as the tickets to TCU athletics events.
Habitat for Humanity
An organization dedicated to eliminating poverty and homelessness from the world by building houses for families in need. Student-athletes have built several houses in the Fort Worth community as part of Habitat for Humanity.
Cook Children's Hospital
TCU student-athletes visited Fort Worth's Cook Children's Hospital during the Christmas season and delivered new toys that were then distributed to young patients. The visit was the culmination of a two-week toy drive among members of the athletics department.
Jump Rope for Heart
A national educational fund-raising program that is sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Several student-athletes have visited local elementary schools to help area youth run, jump and exercise.
Tarrant Area Food Bank
An organization working to eliminate hunger in Fort Worth and surrounding counties by providing food, education and other resources to hunger-relief charities and their communities. Several players visited the local food bank during the holiday season to help sort food donated to the organization.
A non-profit organization founded to serve the poor and children in need. Since its founding, the charity has grown to assist the elderly and disabled, strengthen families and reduce infant mortality, among many other services. TCU student-athletes have assisted the organization by delivering numerous bags of new and used clothing that were collected during a clothing drive put on by the athletic department.
Score-A-Goal in the Classroom
TCU Athletics paired up with Score-A-Goal to help provide books to various youth organizations in Fort Worth. In past football seasons, fans were asked to bring books to each home game and the books were then distributed to youth organizations throughout the city.