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San Antonio Sports

December, 2011

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Game, Set, Match!
Girls Dig In!

NCAA Volleyball
Get your tickets today to the 2011 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship game on December 17, 2011.  All-session, single session and suites are still available. Click here to see all the options.

San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup
Corporate Cup 2012
Enjoy a day-long friendly competition that encourages camaraderie, wellness, charitable giving, athletic skill and volunteerism. Sign-up your team today!

NCAA Championship City

Dig it in the Dome!

It’s championship month! In one week, the eyes of the collegiate volleyball world will be on San Antonio as we host the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship. Tickets are still available as a package or for single sessions. Click here for details. If you are unable to attend this great event, you can help a deserving young girl see these amazing athletes display their talents. Your donation of $33 to send one girl, or $333 to send a team of 10 is tax-deductible. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

As the year draws to a close, I want to express my gratitude to all of you for your support! I am grateful for our entire team of members, volunteers and staff, and the businesses and organizations who support what we do.  Happy holidays from all of us at San Antonio Sports!

Dr. Susan Blackwood
Executive Director

Volleyball Volunteers Dig It, Too!
Nothing says bienvenidos and welcome to San Antonio better than smiling volunteers ready to roll out the South Texas red carpet for NCAA Women’s Volleyball guests and fans! If you can help, volunteers are needed for hotel welcome, airport welcome, phone bank, youth events and more beginning Dec. 12. To register or for more information, click here.

Amazing Raffle Items for Hall of Fame
Have you always dreamed of watching the Ryder Cup in person? Or attending the TONY Awards? Or being in the audience during “Saturday Night Live”? Your dream could come true if you buy a San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame raffle ticket. You can also choose passes to the spring/fall New York City fashion week or tickets to the 2012 Country Music Awards. Only 500 chances are available at $50 a ticket. To purchase your raffle ticket today, contact Myrna Reyes at 210.820.2109 or Tickets and tables are also available for the black tie gala where five outstanding individuals will be inducted into San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame on Feb. 10. Learn more by visiting

San Antonio Sports Receives a $7,500 Grant from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation
The Enterprise Holdings Foundation awarded San Antonio Sports a $7,500 grant to support program operations. Funds will help San Antonio Sports achieve its mission – to transform our community through the power of sport.
The USAA Foundation

Book of Free
If you’ve been looking for ways to save money, check out the BOOK of FREE! You can turn $50 into $1500 worth of free goods and services, and at a fraction of the cost of other daily deal programs! Click here to see a complete list of the offers in each BOOK of FREE.

As a part of the Holiday Charity Challenge, up to $25 from the sale of every BOOK of FREE sold is donated to local charities and non-profit organizations, including San Antonio Sports. To purchase yours today, click here.

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon a Winner
Congratulations to all the runners and walkers who completed the annual Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon & 1/2 Marathon and our sincere thanks to the more than 4,000 local citizen-volunteers.

The event attracted about 28,000 participants, 66 percent of them from outside San Antonio, representing all 50 states and 27 countries. It remains a huge draw for the city and is the largest road race in Texas. Direct visitor spending associated with the marathon is expected to be similar to last year, which was $26.1 million with a total economic impact of $41.5 million. Most important, the marathon has been a catalyst for fitness in our community. Each year, the number of local participants has risen meaning more of our citizens are training and staying healthy year 'round. Our mission is to transform our community through the power of sport. The Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon & 1/2 Marathon certainly does that.
Susan Dell, Award Winner

Soccer Championship Memorable for Team
The Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops captured the NCAA Division III men’s championship on Saturday, defeating the Calvin Knights, 2-1. Their coach, Jay Martin, now has a spot in NCAA history by becoming the winningest coach in men's college soccer history -- in all divisions -- with 608 career victories. The tournament was also memorable for the Ohio team when their van was burglarized just after arriving in San Antonio. Thousands of dollars in computers, cell phones, wallets, cash and clothes were stolen when thieves broke into two of the vans. But the team’s resolve was unshaken ultimately leading to their championship.

The Messiah Falcons (23-0-1) won their fourth NCAA women's championship by beating the Wheaton (Ill.) Thunder 3-1.

This is the third year the NCAA Division III Men’s & Women’s Soccer Championship has been co-hosted by San Antonio Sports and Trinity University. It will return in 2012.

Thanks to Don Strange Catering
Coaches, NCAA personnel and Big 12 officials enjoyed the hospitality area at the Big 12 Women’s Soccer Championship in November. They were treated to some delicious Lone Star fare from Don Strange of Texas who has donated snacks and party trays to the tournament for many years. Thanks!

Corporate Champions
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Business Champions
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Archer Daniels Midland Company
Foresight Golf

Champions Club
(Individuals giving $1000+.)
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Jean Cheever

Individual Champions
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Chris Flannery
Al & Mary Brent Marks
Bob McGann
Katherine Phillips
Olan Phillips
Rolando Ramos
Henry Van de Putte III
Ron Waldbillig


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