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GALLERY: The Big Event

The Big Event, the nation’s largest one-day, student-run service project was held on Saturday, March 23, 2024 with a kickoff speech from Texas A&M football head coach Mike Elko in Aggie Park. The event saw more than 16,000 volunteers participate in helping about 2,250 residents in the Bryan-College Station area.
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  • Moments before The Big Event Ceremony begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Students take pictures in front of Kyle Field with The Big Event sign. (Adriano Espinosa/The Battalion)

    Photo by Adriano Espinosa
  • Moments before The Big Event Ceremony begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • A Big Event participant recieving coffee before The Big Event Ceremony begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M Yell Leaders taking photos with students before The Big Event Ceremony begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Yell Leaders and students take pictures before The Big Event Ceremony begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Adriano Espinosa/The Battalion)

    Photo by Adriano Espinosa
  • Texas A&M Yell Leaders welcoming participants before The Big Event Ceremony begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Participants checking into their groups before The Big Event Ceremony begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Big Event staff members posing for a video before The Big Event Ceremony begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • The Big Event participants recieving complimentary food from local vendors before The Big Event Ceremony begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • A Big Event participant enjoying the festivities before The Big Event Ceremony begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • A participant holds his dog before The Big Event Ceremony begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Participants taking photos with Texas A&M Yell Leaders before The Big Event Ceremony begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Thousands of volunteers recieving their tools on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024.(Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • A Big Event staff member distributes tools on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024.(Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Voulenteers recieve their tools during the Big Event on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024.(Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • A Big Event staff member points the way to the tool pickup on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Senior Psychology major and The Big Event president Tara Driskill speaks in Aggie Park. (Adriano Espinosa/The Battalion)

    Photo by Adriano Espinosa
  • Senior Psychology major and The Big Event president Tara Driskill speaks in Aggie Park. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • The Big Event founder Joe Nussbaum attends The Big Event ceremony on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Adriano Espinosa/The Battalion)

    Photo by Adriano Espinosa
  • Student Body President and senior political science major Andrew Applewhite speaks during The Big Event opening ceremony. (Adriano Espinosa/The Battalion)

    Photo by Adriano Espinosa
  • BG Joe E. Ramirez Jr. hugs student body president and senior political science major Andrew Applewhite during the opening ceremony of The Big Event on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Adriano Espinosa/The Battalion)

    Photo by Adriano Espinosa
  • BG Joe E. Ramirez Jr. speaks at The Big Event’s opening ceremony. (Adriano Espinosa/The Battalion)

    Photo by Adriano Espinosa
  • Football head coach Mike Elko begins the day as the keynote speaker at The Big Event opening ceremony.(Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • The Big Event’s 2024 keynote speaker, football head coach Mike Elko, addresses Aggies on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Adriano Espinosa/The Battalion)

    Photo by Adriano Espinosa
  • Football head coach Mike Elko begins the day as the keynote speaker at The Big Event opening ceremony.(Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M Yell Leader Josiah Brantley leads students in a yell during The Big Event Ceremony on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Yell Leaders Kyler Fife and Josiah Brantley follow Senior Yell leader Jake Carter’s lead during Yell Practice. (Adriano Espinosa/The Battalion)

    Photo by Adriano Espinosa
  • Students sing the war hymn at The Big Event Ceremony on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Students sing the war hymn at The Big Event Ceremony on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Junior Yell Leader Luke Widener leads yells at The Big Event opening ceremony. (Adriano Espinosa/The Battalion)

    Photo by Adriano Espinosa
  • Yell Leaders begin the War Hymn as the opening ceremony finishes. (Adriano Espinosa/The Battalion)

    Photo by Adriano Espinosa
  • The Big Event staff hand out supplies to volunteers across the street from Reed Arena. (Adriano Espinosa/The Battalion)

    Photo by Adriano Espinosa
  • Junior finance major and The Big Event donor relations lead Blake Guerra saws Varsity’s horns off during the opening ceremony of The Big Event. (Adriano Espinosa/The Battalion)

    Photo by Adriano Espinosa
  • Thousands of volunteers line up for tools on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Adriano Espinosa/The Battalion)

    Photo by Adriano Espinosa
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Adriano Espinosa
Adriano Espinosa, Photographer
Adriano is an Industrial Distribution Engineering major and a photographer in The Battalion from the Houston area. He enjoys all things live, whether it's portraits, wildlife, sports, or news, and isn't afraid to get down in the mud for a good shot or moment.
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