POSTED: Monday, October 8, 2012 - 4:52pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 8:24am
Rio Grande City VS Roma — Ed Payne Auto Group has provided scholarships to schools across the valley for the past 7 years, but this year they're doing something a little different. It's called City Clash of the Week where city rivals battle for the big win and both schools each get a thousand dollar scholarship.
On friday, Payne Auto G roup took it to the Rio Grande City Gladiators versus the Roma Rattlers game, where both schools were happy to receive the check.
"During the month of May we start issuing scholarships and we have a scholarship night for the students, so it's going to come in very handy for the students, our seniors that will be going off to college at the end of the year," said Rio Grande City Principal, Adolfo Pena Jr.
"We're always grateful for people that volunteer their monetary contributions for our students. There's nothing better than giving our kids a head start on their post-secondary education. So, we thank Payne for it, for this occasion," said Roma Superintendent, Jesus Guerra Jr.
There are four City Clash games to go. Ed Payne will be giving out a total of $12,000 this season. Even though both schools left with the big bucks , the big "W" went to the Roma Gladiators...17 to 10.