Event fundraising

Amanda Rodriguez Scholarship event is well attended

The Del5ive Event Center dance floor was busy for the first Amanda Rodriguez Scholarship fundraiser on Friday night. Chuck Samples/KVOE News.

Plans for a second fundraiser for the Amanda Rodriguez Scholarship may soon develop, depending on turnout for the initial event at the Del5ive Event Center on Friday.

The building was sold out for the event, which included drawings, door prizes, street tacos from St. Catherine’s Catholic Church and music from the band La Dezz from San Antonio, Texas.


Amanda’s brother and Nuestra Musica host Vic Rodriguez said establishing a scholarship in her memory was a natural way to honor her work with children, including as an enrollment specialist with $253. Emporia Public Schools.

Amanda Rodriguez died in November 2020 after a battle with COVID-19. The scholarship is established at Emporia State University. The totals will likely be announced early in the week.

Also during the event, Vic Rodriguez received his official induction into the Tejano Roots Hall of Fame Museum.