Athletics News

Pep Rally at The Parks Mall on Friday at 6 p.m.

UTA mascot Blaze will be at the Parks.

Sept. 27, 2012

ARLINGTON, Texas - In support of the University of Texas at Arlington, The Parks at Arlington is hosting a school-wide pep rally on Friday, September 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Students, alumni and fans are invited to join in the fun, rousing school spirit and celebrating the beginning of the University's 2012-13 athletic season. The Pep Rally also signals the launch of Maverick Spirit Fridays, when retailers at The Parks at Arlington display a bright blue Maverick Spirit logo, offering exclusive discounts to every shopper wearing blue, orange or apparel with the UT Arlington logo on Fridays through November 16.

Beginning at 6 p.m., UTA Athletic Director Jim Baker, the men's and women's basketball teams, plus coaches, other team athletes and Blaze, the school mascot, will be in attendance, signing autographs and handing our spirit freebies while supplies last.

At 7 p.m., the UT Arlington national champion spirit squad and the MavBrass band will kick off the Pep Rally, rallying the crowd to cheer on the hometown teams. The setting for the Pep Rally is the lower level near Victoria's Secret. More spirit activities will be on the lower level near Barnes & Noble. Both areas will be festooned with UT Arlington regalia for the event.

"The athletic teams at the University of Texas at Arlington have reputations as winners, with both the men's and women's basketball teams making trips to the NCAA tournaments in recent years. The school is such an important part of Arlington, and we are pleased to salute the athletes, students, alumni and fans with this all-school pep rally," said Debi Martinez, marketing manager for The Parks at Arlington.

Maverick Spirit Fridays are set for every Friday beginning Sept. 28 and ending Nov. 16. Retailers participating in Maverick Spirit Fridays will display a logo at their stores on Fridays so shoppers will know where wearing Maverick colors and gear translates into savings. For a list of retailers supporting Mavericks Spirit Fridays, visit or call (817) 467-2757.

The Parks at Arlington is undergoing a major renovation and remodel, creating a brighter, more welcoming environment with enhanced amenities and aesthetic upgrades. Changes include the addition of stone veneer on interior columns, all new tile flooring, new furnishings and light fixtures, giving the center a modern prairie-style look and feel. Work is done after the mall is closed and will be completed before the holiday shopping season begins. Become a fan of The Parks at Arlington on Facebook. The Parks at Arlington is located at I-20 and Cooper in Arlington, Texas. For information, visit or call (817) 467-2757.

The Parks at Arlington is owned and managed by General Growth Properties, Inc. a fully integrated, self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on owning, managing, leasing and redeveloping regional malls throughout the United States and Brazil. The Company currently owns, or has an interest in, 150 regional shopping malls comprising approximately 141.7 million square feet of gross leasable area. The Company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol GGP. For further information please visit


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