From Left: Justin Mcminn, Kendall Beard McMinn, Chris Del Conte, Jason McMinn, Heather McMinn raise hands in hookem

McMinn Brothers Pledge $1 Million to Longhorn Baseball

Austin, TX | August 8, 2018

McMinns Pledge $1 Million Gift to Texas Baseball

Wednesday the University of Texas athletic department made the announcement that the pledged a $1 million donation that will go towards the baseball program’s planned player development facility.

Brothers Jason McMinn and Justin McMinn, as well as their wives Heather McMinn and Kendall Beard McMinn are all avid supporters of the Longhorn Baseball program under Coach David Pierce.

“Giving back to the community where you got started is really important,” said Justin. “To know where you came from and how you got to this position where you can give back to a place like The University of Texas is significant and when Jason first mentioned the idea to me, I thought it was a great idea.”

The donation from the McMinns will help Texas create an on-site player development facility for baseball. Construction is expected to get underway in the next couple of months. This donation will make Texas the final program in the Big 12 Conference to have an on-site facility of this kind.

“The McMinns are some of the most passionate fans and supporters of our baseball program and of Texas athletics,” said athletics director and Vice President Chris Del Conte. “This incredibly generous gift, which will undoubtedly help our baseball program to thrive going forward, only further exemplifies their commitment and dedication to Texas.”

The McMinns have been suiteholders since 2009.

“We’re huge baseball fans,” Jason said. “We go to all the games and we love the baseball team, the baseball program. You know, you’re a student-athlete but you’re a student first and often times you end up going pro in something else. It’s nice to give back to what enabled Justin and I to go ‘pro’ practicing law. Without a degree from The University of Texas and the doors that it opened, I doubt any of this would’ve been possible for us.”

Former Longhorn Athletes Give Back to Texas Baseball

“First off, we’re huge baseball fans,” Jason said. “We go to all the games and we love the baseball team, the baseball program. You know, you’re a student-athlete but you’re a student first and often times you end up going pro in something else. It’s nice to give back to what enabled Justin and I to go ‘pro’ practicing law. Without a degree from The University of Texas and the doors that it opened, I doubt any of this would’ve been possible for us.”

  • Jason McMinn was a student-athlete as a member of the Longhorn baseball team 1999-2000.
  • Justin McMinn is a Silver Spurs alumni, and played for Texas Longhorn football in 2000.

In making the pledge, brothers Jason McMinn and Justin McMinn joined Longhorn Legend Roger Clemens in donating a $1 million sum to the development of the facility.


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